Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Thrown in a cupboard.

This little shawl has a story......


I finished this shawl using Jaipur Mercerized Cotton at the beginning of the summer.
I wanted a nice light summer shawl.
The pattern was not my own but one I found on the internet however I cannot tell you who wrote it because I have ripped it up.
That's right I tore it up! I was so disappointed with the results!
When I saw how tiny the shawl was I knew I had gone wrong somewhere. I had been so careful counting the stitches in each row. You see it does look a very simple straight forward pattern with no fancy stitches but you do have to keep counting the stitches in every row and carefully!!
I just rolled the shawl into a ball and threw it into a cupboard. 
Well I found that crumpled up ball a couple of weeks ago and as it happened at that time I was in a more resourceful mood  I thought I could do something with it. Perhaps it could be a sort of scarf I thought. I washed it and blocked it;strenuously pulling it here and there to try and make it a bit longer. It worked and this the result. 
I have a new scarf to cover my shoulders a little !






I feel a bit guilty about ripping up the pattern now as it wasn't the pattern that was wrong but me.


Keep well

Amanda :-)

9 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that you retrieved that ball from the cupboard it's a lovely shawlette! very pretty enjoy wearing it. :) xx

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    1. Thanks Linda! It is a bit small but at least I can make use of it.

      A x

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  2. Love the yarn you used with its subtle changes in colour, a beautiful shawl.

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  3. It's beautiful! I've felt that way about some projects too. I'm just happy you didn't rip out the shawl. Now that would have been a sad day. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  4. I use most of my shawls more like a scarf.. I'm glad you resurrected that and find it useful.. I think it's pretty! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. That's very intricate Amanda, you are so talented.

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  6. Such soothing colors and I love the pattern!

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  7. A very delicate, light covering, so pleased you rescued it from your cupboard, all the hard work you put in should see the light of day. well done xcx

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  8. Good for you taking it out of time out and mega blocking it. It think it looks wonderful Amanda, but I know how frustrating it can be when you follow the pattern and it does not turn out right.

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I love to receive your comments and I read all of them. Unfortunately real life does get in the way sometimes, so as much as I would like to I cannot always reply to every comment, however I do my very best to keep in touch.

Amanda :-)

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