That is where I learned to crochet with a huge hook and sock yarn. Yes I know, I wasn’t thinking.
I used Pagewood Farm Chugiak hand Dyed Sock Yarn. In Florida you don’t need much to keep you warm, unless you are going through a long freeze spill and then you wish you had used something other than sock yarn.
I got really frustrated with the project and put it down for a good long while. It was difficult for me to see the stitches since they were large from the huge hook. Making it from dark yarn, didn’t help matters either.
Months later, I picked it back up. I did a few more rows, did an edge of single crochet and then called it done. Good thing too. The pattern calls for an edging at both ends. I didn’t do that.
Here it is before blocking. The left side is the front and the right side is the back. Looks like a rat’s nest, doesn’t it?
I decided to just go ahead and block it. I hate blocking. It takes forever to size and pin it. Pay no attention to the curvy lines. 😉
It is as long as my kitchen counter! I left it to dry for almost three days. While it was drying I would check it out. I noticed several mistakes. I don’t think anyone would notice them, but I did. Look at the photo below. See how the vertical line stitches line up at the top and then on the way down they no longer line up? That’s a mistake. Now you know.
Here is the shawl in its final glory. I do think it turned out rather pretty. I love the color and I love the open-work. I have two problems other than one more mistake I want to show you. It is too stinking long and I have nothing to wear it with.
Now for the final mistake. I have to let the world know of my crocheting mistakes. It’s in my blood. Remember the Beer Fish. Yeah, beer of yarn is a huge mistake, but I told you anyway. The mistake on this one is the huge hole on the right side. It is level with the street. Can you see it? Thankfully for some reason or another it is just a hole. It will not unravel. 😀
I am thinking of frogging it in the future. It is sitting on my dresser collecting dust. What would you do with this extra long shawl?