Thursday, March 20, 2014

knowing me

I thought I knew myself pretty well,  for example the foods I like, the ones would be temped to try. The ones that would never pass my lips! I thought I knew my crafting style too, willing to give anything a go at least once. I've often looked at free form crochet and wanted to have a go at a crochet wrap. I started off well, and then I quickly realised that the "organic" nature of free form was just not me! How did I not know that I like things to look straight and uniform!

I gave up in disgust, it sat forlorn for weeks that then turned into months. I was so disappointed that I had wasted my precious handspun yarns in such a way (breaking off as I went along left no chance of ripping back).

It is funny how after a break things can look different, when I picked it up again last week I didn't feel so deflated in my efforts. Once some of the ends were woven in I started to like it even more. Now I'm quite looking forward to the cooler months and swinging this over my shoulders and a black top. It's turned out much more uniform than "free form" but it turns out I'm not a "free form" gal after all.


  1. Wow, that's really beautiful!

  2. I know how you feel! I'm more uniform too ;) Still this is looking gorgeous Louana - it will look great with a black top and really standout in winter as a unique and lovely 'accessory' x

  3. That is so beautiful. I am so glad you went back and gave it another try. Its really stunning.

  4. I think it looks really great. When something loses its shine during making, it is rare for me to go back and work on it again, but on the odd occasion I do, it is insanely rewarding to finish it. Go you! xx

  5. I like uniform too, the shawl is just gorgeous !


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