Saturday, July 2, 2011
This is going to be the death of me...
This shawl is gorgeous. You have no idea how badly I want this shawl. Like right now. I've been trying to make this thing for months. But I'm really not sure it will ever happen.
First, I bought the recommended #10 crochet thread. I had a migraine within 30 minutes of working with it. I'm not used to such lightweight yarn/thread. Plus, it looked and felt terrible. I don't really seem to be all that fond of cotton yarn. I just finished a sunhat with cotton yarn and didn't really like it much (the yarn, but I'm not crazy about the hat either now that it's finished).
Researching it on Ravelry, I discovered that some people used lace weight yarn and it looked great, so that is what I went to the yarn store for. I started working on it a little tonight and it's just making me insane. I know it will have to be blocked, but it just doesn't even look remotely right. I tried doubling up the yarn and it looked better, but then I might not have enough yarn and I bought the only skein they had.
I'm starting to think that it just might not be worth it. But then, what on earth am I going to do with 1400 yards of lace weight yarn? Ugh. I don't know. Maybe I'll just double it up and see how far I can get. Maybe I'll have to make it a little smaller. I think I need a different hook, too. My E hook has a very blunt end compared to all my other hooks and I think I need one that is a little pointier. Maybe I just need to be a little more patient and get a bigger section done and block it before I start having temper tantrums.
*banging head on wall*
Maybe what I really need is my fairy godmother to just magic me the finished shawl and then we'll all live happily ever after.