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Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Creative Space

I had envisaged that this creative space would be all about my gorgeous new crocheted sleeveless jacket like the one I made Maya last week, but it hasn’t happened. It all began with a bit of excitement and a lot of gusto (and maybe a touch of obsession), but has ended with disappointment.

First, I used the wrong yarn, a heavy textured yarn and for some reason I chose a colour I don’t love. Second, the jacket ate the yarn very quickly and I don’t have any more to finish the job. Thirdly, the yarn texture is hiding the pretty pattern I crocheted.

So anyway I’ve hidden it at the back of the cupboard so it’s out of my sight and out of my mind. I’m still really keen to make myself a jacket like Maya’s but I’m thinking that maybe I’ll use some wool fabric and sew it rather than crochet it. I haven’t been totally put off crocheting things for myself, but for the moment I think I’ll stick to the small Maya sized garments.
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22 comments:

kirsty said...

i love the blanket, the colours are so smiley, the dress is looking gorgeous, what a fantastic pattern. hope your day is wonderful.

x

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I love coloured crochet!! So bright and fun. I am in granny square mode having only just learnt but I never thought of the clothing option... that's a whole new board game lmao...

xo Steph

Ady said...

I really like that zig-zag crochet piece - it's going to look wonderful when you're done.

Amanda said...

Oh my I really really really want that pattern for the dress...That is sooo cute.. How can I get it?

I hope you have another go at the jacket...I need to put that on my to-do list too. Loved it..

handmadehappiness said...

wow your wooliness is ace love it... good luck with the dress but it looks great no luck needed!

LeelaBijou said...

The blanket is so pretty!
Sorry to hear about the troubles with the jacket, sure things will work out better next time :)

Heidi said...

How sweet!!!love the colors

Sarah said...

Oh I know the feeling! Your other bits and pieces look lovely though :-)

teddybearswednesday said...

Love the blankey.
Dont you hate when something you really want to make goes bad.
Go back to it at some point.
xo

Catherine said...

The crochet blanket is really lovely and so is that dress. It's frustrating when things don't work out, maybe another time it will be better to pick it up and try again. Have a wonderful day.:)

Vic said...

"Out of sight, out of mind" ...I'm afraid that could be my motto in life!!

Little Ted Canvas said...

those colours are beautiful, and I love the zig zag!

Kristin Dudish said...

You create such beautiful things!

I love the blanket & your Spunkee Gallery has some truly amazing things in it :) The octopus is incredible... and the turtles... and birds... oh, who am I kidding, I love it ALL!!!

The Clip Cafe said...

Oh I just love that pattern and design!!

Tracey said...

gorgeous - what a lovely blanket, and I do so adore your little jacket!

Megan said...

i think the beginning looks great, the red and blue look very nice together in the zig zags. hopefully you fall back in love with it and find some matching yarn to finish it off.

thanks for becoming a follower :)

Susan L (lily40au) said...

that little dress is so pretty ... i haven't seen anything like it before. a good choice.

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Teek said...

the zig zag look fabulous.. I hate it too when things don't go to plan.
Tanya

Jana @ Weekend Vintage said...

What a sweet little one. Lucky girl!
Jana

Kirsten said...

Bummer on the cardi for you - looks like a great idea (I love the one you made for Maya). I love the PJ's you made too!

lauren carney said...

oh how cute! i adore the bright blanket too x

Kate said...

Ugh! I hate it when that happens.
The new dress is looking fab though.

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