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Archive 2004: Maybe I’m not cut out to be a crocheter

(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Fibre Yarns”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)

Adapted from LiveJournal entry originally posted October 25th, 2004:

Or maybe I’m only cut out to make at things with plain stitches using boring yarn.

Yesterday’s boucle fiasco really started getting to me. I even tried writing my own pattern to utilize the stuff, using triple crochet and crocheting more in the holes than in the stitches (kinda like the dishcloths I made) to make up for the fact that it was darn near impossible to see the stitches in that yarn. (Does that even make any sense?) Luckily, I tried writing the pattern while practicing with plain wool, as I couldn’t manage to get the amount of stitches to come out right no matter how hard I tried. Consequently, I didn’t bother attempting any more with the boucle after that.

Tonight I tried making this angel for Mom (who loves angels). I was all excited about it… went and bought the correct hook (3.50mm, $2.00) at lunch time so I’d be able to make it tonight… but I didn’t get past the second row (and even getting that far was with help).

Then I tried making this snowflake, just to see if I could… but ended up having to take it apart in the middle of round 3 when I realized that things had gone terribly wrong. (Go figure.)

This is SO FRUSTRATING! I want to make pretty things, and I keep getting stuck! Maybe I’m trying to do too much, too fast… or maybe I’m just not in the right frame of mind for it tonight.

So, this is me stepping away from the yarn.

For now.

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.