Monogamy and crochet - an unlikely pairing.
Right now I am a monogamous crocheter. Not because I love crocheting, or because I am super good at it. I am monogamous to this technique so I finish a promised Lacy Cardi Wrap for my daughter. Monogamy is the only way that will happen, I fear.
I will say that this darn project tests my needlework resolve. If you don't count the 4 times I ripped out my work and started over, and the 3 times I set it aside so I could complete knitting a sweater, and the 5 wash clothes I just HAD to make because my wash cloth stack was a little low, and the learning to weave (6 scarves, 2 table runners, and joining a weaving club) ... if you don't count all those things .... I am making great progress in crochet!!
|An early false start.|
Of course, there are a few sniggly little details I haven't shared.
- I still can't read that stupid crochet pattern worth a darn. I have been told it is written poorly, so that is my story now. Not my fault.
- And I only know how to make 3 stitches because the body of the piece is just a repeat over and over again of 3 stitches. There are some lacy parts coming up, but I'll panic when I get there.
- And counting all the way up to 5 seems to be a unexpected problem. The repeated stitch that forms the body of the project requires 5 stitch repeats. Just 5. But sometimes I have 6. Sometimes I have 4. *sigh*. I wonder if they will take back my college degree if I can't count to 5 consistently!!
I think I have gotten past the "totally ignorant beyond measure" stage as a new crocheter, and I am rapidly approaching "absolute swearing-fool beginner" stage! Yeah!
I am not giving up my knitting needles any time soon, my spinning wheel is really annoyed to be idle, my empty loom keeps calling my name, and I am purchasing a larger loom in October because I am totally hooked on weaving, but this crochet thing just may be a possibility in the future - after I finish this first project.
Like maybe this project for me!! I aught to be able to count to 5 by then.
|My next crochet pattern?|
|Current status on the wrap for my daughter.|
Maybe monogamy counts for something!