On the crochet front, I’ve been enjoying making a baby afghan. The pattern is simple enough that it’s allowed me to confidently jump back into crocheting after a 25 year hiatus. But then….. this happened:
It is far from complete, and I’m nearly out of yarn. Not certain where my error was. Misreading the amount of yarn on this huge ball that I got on sale? My calculations in adapting a a full size afghan to baby sized? The afghan was meant to be 36” x 36”. It is currently 44” x 28”. I am trying to figure out if I frogged it, and reduced the length to the original 36” square that I intended, if the yarn would then be adequate? Or will I still be short? Decisions, decisions. Suggestions welcome!
I have been attempting to wrap this turitella stone:
I love the little snail shell captured within it. But I have had one problem after another.
In my first attempt, I wound up with this blue goldstone pendant.
How did that happen? When the bezel (frame) was complete, it turned out to be a tiny bit too big for the turitella cabochon. But the blue goldstone was a perfect fit. I realize that having to change directions mid-project isn’t exactly a failure. It’s just a failure in regard to my original vision, and because of that, it didn’t feel exactly like a win.
But wait, it gets worse:
When wrapping a cabochon (as opposed to a bead) part of challenge is in making the stone secure while also making the back as pretty as possible. I thought I had struck on an ingenious method to help achieve this. Nope! Instead it made the stone sit wonky in the bezel. Nothing to do, but try again.
This time I watched a YouTube video, which introduced me to a completely new technique. I decided to try it, despite the fact that my cabochon was larger and of a different shape than the stone used in the video. After all, the principles would all be the same, right?
It went off the rails, and I decided I needed to just stop completely and regroup. I’m going to set this turitella stone aside for a bit…..
Hope your creative week is going better than mine!