Monday, August 15, 2011

The State of This Union

I thought I would give you a quick chuckle at how the progress of my current project is going.

[caption id="attachment_78" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The sad state of my cardboard tube wrapped center-pull ball, which isn't center-pull after all."][/caption]

As you can see, my center-pull-wound ball on a cardboard tube has fallen out of shape rather quickly. Sadly for me, the yarn is not even able to be pulled from the center.

And in other news, I'm about to start completely over on this project. I'm attempting to acclimate my brain to the directional style of this diagram, which looks more like piece of Navajo art than the diagrams I'm used to. I've reprinted the diagrams with the key symbols plainly visible in hopes of understanding it better with a new perspective.

You may remember that I mentioned in the last podcast episode that there were videos to help me (and anyone else) get through the pattern. Alas, the videos will only help with instruction for basic crochet stitches, not keeping your project's right and wrong sides in the proper direction. The directional aspect of the project has been the hardest part so far. Flipping from the right to the wrong side without understanding the diagrams is proving to be quite a challenge.

This little flower pattern is a lovely concept, and I am hoping I can make this triangle scarf a successful project. Wish me luck at Attempt #2!