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Topic: Frustrated and ready to give up crochet  (Read 1678 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2006 01:54:47 PM »

Everyone, thanks for your kind words.  The photos actually make the blanket look better than it actually is.  Truly, the edges are warped--the width is 60" in some places, 65" in others.  It's not just the natural scalloping occurring in the pattern.  I was using an N nook, so it wasn't small by any means. 

I'm going to finish this ball of yarn and try to see if at least the bottom can be evened out, and maybe do a few test runs of the pattern border around the edges.  If that doesn't work, I'll have to unwind the whole thing and go with granny squares, which are small enough for me to keep consistent. 

Yes, if that happens, all my work so far is for naught, but I'd rather have to do it over and have a decent looking project rather than give someone a project with an "aggressively homemade" look.  Thanks again.
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functionalfluff
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2006 02:42:29 PM »

Yes, if that happens, all my work so far is for naught, but I'd rather have to do it over and have a decent looking project rather than give someone a project with an "aggressively homemade" look.  Thanks again.

LOL at "aggressively homemade"  Grin

Hope it works out for you!
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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2006 02:58:04 PM »

If it makes you feel better I would consider myself pretty good at crochet & I dislike that pattern.

It never takes the time they say & I crochet FAST & it never turns out that size for me either. Even using a bigger hook or bulkier yarn it still seems tiny.
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2006 05:43:54 PM »

I think its lovely but i know the frustration and i have been crocheting for longer than six years.If you are unhappy with it then your frustration shows in your project and quite frankly makes you stuff it up even more. Believe me,by that stage you have colored your own judgement against yourself and your project. Stop now take a deep breath and decide to make it a wrap or stole, add fringes and trim so they are even, after youve added them. Give it away to someone you like and tell them its a prayer/blessing shawl.No one will notice the edge because youve 'cheated' with the fringe and it tricks the eye into thinking the edge is straight and worn as a shawl it wont matter.Try not to place limitations on yourself or your talent because your having the equivalent of a crochet bad hair day. You are talented but as a perfectionist you set yourself up to fail. And by golly we won't let you! ok. Kiss
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