Monday, September 20, 2010

Ticked-Off

Get out your binoculars and maybe you can see the other end.

I'm an idiot.  I worked on this stupid "wrap" all weekend and didn't notice until NOW that it's EIGHTY-FREAKIN'-SIX inches long!  How could I NOT notice that?  I did notice that it was taking an awful long time for each row, but it always seems like that, ya know?  The finished wrap is supposed to be 72 inches.  So did I miscount on my starting chain?  I don't think so because I even used stitch markers every 25 chains to be sure.  Now I don't even want to look at it anymore.  It's 86" x 11" and good for nothing.  If anybody thinks I'm going to spend another 3 million hours making it into an afghan, you're sick in the head.  All I have to say is...

GAH!

By the way, the pattern was a free one at Caron.com.  It's the Plymouth Woven Wrap.  I just thought I'd give it to you in case you wanted to crochet a pretty wrap for your 8'3" daughter.

15 comments:

  1. It's a wrap for you and the Captain to bundle up in together he he!

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  2. How about a very long scarf? Looks like it would make a nice one.

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  3. That is so something I would do .... crochet away and not even notice something like that!! You crack me up ... thanks for giving me my laugh for the day :)

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  4. LOL!! Like my granny stripe. Got it a wee too longish. Oh well.

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  5. Ha! That's too bad because the colors are great! Can you use it on your fireplace mantle?

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  6. Oh my gosh! I'm laughing sooo hard and by the way, I just measured my daughter and nope, she's only 5' tall...won't do. Thanks Pammy Sue. I hate it when that happens. And, don't you notice it always does happen when things seem to be going so well?

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  7. Hi! That's what happened with my darn top I started making that I turned into a scarf! You have a few choices here!

    1. Send it to Bao Xishun, he could use it. It gets cold in Inner Mongolia.

    2. Crochet it on the other side to match the beige and black rows and use it as an "Autumn Table Runner". Of course you have to put all your leaves in the table to accommodate the length!

    3. Wear it anyway, everything is big and long this year, similar to the 80's. Remember big hair and one size fits all?

    4. Frog the damn thing and put it all away until you feel like using the yarn for something else or a do-over.

    5. Donate it to a shelter and let them figure out what to do with it.

    Whatever you choose, I feel for ya. Dontya wish you'd started making a scarflette instead? Then it would be the perfect length for a regular scarf! I hate when things turn out to be such a waste of time. With how creative you are I know you'll figure out sumpthin'.

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  8. HI Pammy Sue!!!

    Just turn it into a BIG blanket / afghan for the 2 of you to snuggle!!!

    Susan

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  9. yeah, call it a "lovers" wrap and act like you did it like that on purpose to be used by two people at once...have you ever seen two people huddled in front of a campfire on the beach sharing a blanket, well? It's a double duty lovers wrap and that's final ;-)

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  10. You need to give me some pointers on crocheting BIGGER... my projects are always TINY... TOO TINY! lol

    I'm learning a new job at the hospital... night house supervisor... I'll be lucky if I remember to crochet at all before I am fully trained!

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  11. hahaha, not laughing at your dismay, just the notion of your 8'3" daughter. Or you could give it to Darth Vader; I understand it gets chilly on the Death Star. This is exactly something I would do, too - I am a stranger to gauge swatches. Beautiful work, though!

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  12. Pam~ You are hilarious! Gosh~ I love reading your Blog. I can always count on you to make me smile.
    I STILL havent started the amigurumis. You inspire me so much, but I just never get going with these projects. How do you do it?
    Love to you~ jan

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  13. OM Gosh! I laughed so hard! Honestly, tho', I feel for you, after all that hard work. Well, you could always use it as a bed scarf. ;)

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  14. I do LOVE it when you are mad ;-) it´s really fun, but when I have laughed for 30 minutes I stop myself and think -Ohhh how sad....

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  15. I do the same with my starting long chains. I mark them at 25 stitches so I don't have to keep recounting. I would work the colors on it to match the beginning and call it a finished shawl, regardless it is lovely.

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