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Like I mentioned above, I was already in the process of making this shawl so I'm going to show you what I've got finished so far. This is a circular motif where you join the pieces as you go through the project.
|Nine motifs joined together|
There are 27 of these large motifs with 16 smaller ones for the inside and 16 smaller ones for the outside. I like the idea of joining as you go, sounds great! No going back and having to put all 59 of those suckers together plus weaving additional ends into the work. That makes me sweat just thinking about it, that's a lot of work.
Well, joining as you go (while making something with 12 points on it) is not as easy as it sounds. I had to frog 4 motifs to fix two mistakes, it literally dragged me out of bed last night because it was bothering me that much! Granted, I didn't have to fully frog all 4, but it was harrowing enough trying to remember which one was the last one joined! Otherwise you get a spaghetti mess! *facepalm*
Hence the use of some stitch markers and actually paying attention to what the heck I'm doing instead of trying to watch TV, have a snack and crochet all at the same time! (Can you feel my frustration?)
|Large safety pins as stitch markers for keeping up with joining points|
But not to fear, my frustration was short lived (over the 4 hours of sleep I got). I think this is going to make a lovely gift for my mother and I know she'll enjoy it. So a couple hours of frustration, brought on by my own carelessness I might add, is nothing compared to the smile I know will be on her face when she opens this gift.
The big question now is whether or not I will participate in challenges in the future? If you think this one little snafu is keeping me from learning something new ... you don't know me at all ... ^_^ ... I see many, many more in my future!
What about you? I'd love to hear your experiences and lessons learned!
Peace and blessings,