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« on: January 11, 2010 11:21:07 PM »

A story of crochet reincarnation:

I started making a bag (Priscilla Hewitt's Summer Sling Tote) for a friend of mine. It looked like this

when I realized that there was no way it would hold up as a bag. The sides were lopsided, floppy, and just all around un-bag-like. Dismayed, I frogged the two sides and decided to make something more suitable for the yarn I was using (Wool-Ease Chunky). I decided on a zig-zag scarf and, not happy with any of the zig-zag scarf patterns I found, ended up modifying a zig-zag afghan pattern (Susan B's Easy Ripple Afghan, found here: http://home.att.net/~susanBinKC/patterns/ripple.html). My first shot at it looked like this:

(notice all the loose ends to weave in?)

At this length, the scarf began looking way too wide. It was from an afghan pattern, after all...so once again I frogged hours of dc stitches. I had cut the yarn at each color change, and ended up with many short pieces of the balls of yarn I had started with. I modified the already-modified pattern to half the width, added a fringe, and ended up with this:

(me showing off my work)

(close-up of stitches)


Third time's the charm, I guess  Wink

Thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: January 11, 2010 11:30:12 PM by Sarabear » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2010 01:58:36 AM »

*whew!*  Great job!  I might have just taken those little balls of yarn and thrown them out the window by that point.  I admire your dedication, and the finished result is wonderful!  Way to be patient, dedicated and thrifty!!

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010 06:02:29 AM »

Looks great!  My hubby thinks I'm crazy when I frog hours of work, he doesn't understand I guess, if you're going to do it, do it right!!  Smiley
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010 06:43:28 AM »

 Wink It's a nice scarf with a good design. But I think it rocks just because of the dedication you showed to the finished pattern. you didn't give up and you didn't waste your yarn! Smiley Good  job!

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2010 07:59:33 AM »

Seriously, this is awesome!  The scarf is just great and congratulations on your perseverance!!!

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2010 10:53:50 AM »

it may have taken a couple tries, but it was obviously totally worth it! the resulting scarf is wicked cute, and it looks great on you!

« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010 01:43:40 PM »

This is very cute for as simple as it probably was to make (not counting the previous first two tries).  I have quite a bit of patience for finishing projects that take awhile but have very little patience for tearing stuff out and redoing it, so I applaud your efforts

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010 03:05:54 PM »

It's a pretty simple finished project, but knowing all the work you went through to get it there makes it really spectacular!  Great job persevering through all the troubles!
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010 05:46:22 PM »

Love that you took a flub and made it into awesomeness. Love the zig zag.

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010 11:28:26 PM »

very cute, i like it!

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