It’s Craft Tuesday, the day for talking crafts. When I can't be out in the garden sewing, crocheting, knitting and other crafts come to save my sanity....what little I have left, that is.
If you've ever been in my craft room...not my actual, real life one, I mean the one on here, at Glory's Garden. Yes, there's a whole page devoted to my craft room and all sorts of things I do there and even instructions on how to make them. You really ought to check it out. But I digress...
There you will see a link to the article I wrote at Self Reliance Works on how to make a
Well, this is it...this is the shawl I made with my knitting loom....only with a difference. If you read the article, you'll see a note about how I didn't make it as long as I should have. It's entirely up to you how long you wish to make your own shawl and I suggested ~60 inches, but I realized too late--like after I cast off the piece-- that I should have done a few more rows of knitting to get it just the right length for me.
Well, I finished it anyway adding the crocheted edging to keep the edges from curling and I showed off my shawl as if done, even though I was not very happy with it. I was so discontented with the finished project that I simply didn't like it. Unless I was going to give it away, I needed to do something to make me happy with it. I had two choices. I could have unraveled the entire thing and start over again (Or at least to the point where I could put it back on the loom and knitted it some more until the correct length) or I could add some length with more crochet.
So, that is what I did. I fixed my not-quite-prefect knitting project. How? I added to the crocheted edging. I did a few more rows of a lacey sort of "v" stitch and now I am quite delighted with it. Heck, I like it so much I leave it draped over my favorite sitting-with- Tom-to-watch-TV-spot...AKA, my craft corner in the living room. No, I rarely wear it because I'm usually warm enough there. I just like looking at it. I am eager to wear it out somewhere, though.
You know what? I think I will wear it to Donnell's wedding. There's a plan!