Tuesday, July 20, 2010

When good crochet turns bad.

Little Boozle 2010

It went wrong.

Little Boozle 2010

Terribly wrong.

Little Boozle 2010

So I am putting my tail between my legs,
retiring to the corner and whipping up another easier project in between licking my wounds.

This is a coat that I will give another go next winter.
The issues with it where most likely self inflicted. I used a smaller ply wool than was intended
and because I am impatient I made a bigger size
rather than check the gauge.
It did fit my daughter around the back and sides but not the front.
I also did something to the edges that meant the front was just...well, not going to happen.

Next time I will use a bigger ply
and will try to work out what I did wrong at the edges.
Meanwhile the remaining wool and the pattern will be made up into a skirt.
"Good idea mummy" says the wise 3 year old.

Sigh.

5 comments:

willow and moo said...

Oh no!!! :( I'm sure you next crochet project will be much better.

zofia said...

Oh no Tas! It looks great to my untrained crochet eye :D
Meh, I'm sure you'll whip it up into something fab!

Tania said...

I have always wanted to own a woollen skirt. A woollen skirt is SPECIAL.

Blossy said...

Sorry it didn't turn out how you wanted it to but the colours you used look very pretty!

Sally said...

Ooops!
A woolen skirt sounds like a fab idea.