Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday: Himbeerwellen

This months on the Google+ Crochet Along group we are working on the Himbeerwellen mitts. As you can see from the project page picture below they are absolutely gorgeous.

Not my photo. This is the photo from the Designer's project page.
I officially started this project on October 6th after I was done with my Rainbow Brite Socks . It has been a real challenge working on this project. The project is done completely in back loop slip stitch, which I have never done before and as an added bonus you have to crochet very loose and that is like a foreign concept with me as I crochet very tightly.

I finished one of the mitts today and as much as I appreciate learning a new technique and as much as I like the look of this pattern I will not be completing this project. Why you ask? Well let me show you....
How bad is that stitching? :(
After all the trouble I went through to get to the end of the pattern. I get to the seam and it is like entering the seventh circle of hell. Really, I am not kidding, I was chilling with Alexander the Great in the Phlegethon (I read the Inferno many times, can you tell?). That is how bad this part was. I started this over so many times that the stitches started to separate from each other. So I decided instead of frustrating myself and destroying my beautiful Bugga, I am going to make Mary Margaret's Lace Tam.

Mary Margaret from Once Upon a Time
Who knows maybe at some point in the future I will give the mitts another try.

Until next time, Happy Knitting or Crocheting!!

~Knitting Chica

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