When I think back over all the things that I have crocheted, there are only a few that have not worked out. Of course when this happens I am frustrated, mostly by the time and effort that went into a failed project, but if I am honest with myself, I always learn a very important lesson from these blunders. Lessons such as: stitch markers are very helpful when crocheting in the round; the difference between a US treble and a UK treble is quite important to the final size of a granny square; dye lot matters. All very important lessons, and an important part of my creative practice.
This weekend I finished my Harlequin Shawl and when I tried it on I discovered that it is too small for me. It barely comes together in the front and it is too short in the back. If I am not holding onto it, it falls right off my shoulders.
began this project, but truthfully that was so long ago that I can not exactly remember. Maybe I skipped this very important step - the finished too-small-shawl certainly hints at that - who knows? Lesson learned: check gauge.
What will become of my shawl....well, I am going to give it to my girls to put in the dress-up bin. It will work perfectly as fairy wings, a royal cape, a skirt, princess hair, a dragon harness...or whatever else their imaginations conjure up.
What projects of yours did not work out? What did you learn from your blunder?
I'm joining in the Winter Project Link Party at Thistlebear