Sunday, February 15, 2009

stuffing around...

Well, I still don't have any progress to show on the haekelbeutel bag...

I'm just not 'in the zone' with it at the moment. I've tried about 75 million different alternatives for the handles, but nothing pleases me. My experimenting has included twisted cords, wooden beads, macrame belts, crochet I cords, scarves, denim straps... I've even been dyeing things for just the right match... but... shrug... I haven't found the perfect match yet

So I'm setting it aside for a while.

In the meantime I had a small 'filler' project to work on. Auntie Elle is organising an afghan for a charity, and I volunteered to make a square. She's not my ACTUAL auntie... that's just her Ravelry name.

Well...

How hard is it to make a simple square?

I'd have had it done in no time if I was given a pattern, but for some reason I have been completely incapable of making a decision for myself. So many different blocks were started and then unraveled. There was nothing wrong with them... I just didn't warm to them. Hours and hours of work, with nothing to show for it.

But I finally did it!!!!

I chose this pattern here, and made it in yellow (as requested)

My only modification to the pattern, was to make 3ch at each 'corner' instead of only 2ch as directed.

aaron

After all that stuffing around... I LOVE THE RESULT! Very simple, with just enough detail to keep it interesting. I'll definitely be using this pattern again.

8 comments:

Islagringo said...

Since you are such a prolific blogger, I was getting concerned by your abscense. Glad all is ok.

Sam said...

Perhaps the handles will appear in a dream. Keep a notebook by the bed!

Lovely square - I shall add that to my list, but just *one* colour? ;-)

Karen said...

Seventy five million - that's my kind of estimation - such is the scope of creativity. Does it need or want handles? Maybe it is meant to be something else. Oh - just noticed the word verification is "waymoms".
Way to go Moms! Okay.

Judith said...

You will find the right handles for your bag when your not looking for them. This works for me so hopefully it will work for you. The square is lovely too.
Hope you don't mind but I placed a link to your site on my blog as I have been recycling woolly jumpers.

DebsCrafts said...

Wow, you did a great job with my square pattern. I'm glad you liked it. I think several people have had to f=do the chain 3 in the corner. The ch 2 worked greta for me but everyone crochets differently. Again thanks for using my pattern.

Cindy AKA ChessWidow said...

It's very pretty. I love the sunny yellow you used. I've also found that I need to use 3 stitches on corners like this or it rounds the corners too much. As for the haekelbeutel bag...you'll know the handles when you see them...maybe in a thrift store...felted jumper? men's tie? belt? braided old bedsheet strips? It will happen :)

Ana said...

Si quieres participar en otro proyecto de Colcha colectiva:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mizu/collective-blanket--colcha-colectiva
www.hellomizu.blogspot.com

KAF said...

I love that yellow square - so pretty and sunny.