Friday, June 1, 2012
Lesley Makes "Molly Makes" Crochet Brooch in 2 Days!
So it came to the crop with me, and after the first disastrous attempt, I realized something was very wrong.
Attempt #2 - worse that the first
Attempt #3 - okay, I give up. For today, anyway.
Once home, I got on the Internet to try and figure out what went so terribly wrong. Well, for starters, there was a tiny error in the pattern. But even that was not enough to explain the crazy results I had come up with (one attempt, I think it was #2, looked like a fan. Def. not right).
Then I turned to YouTube, where you can learn to do just about anything. I was amazed to see a video of someone making this flower! However, there was no sound, no instruction, and if I could crochet that fast, I'd be making about one flower in 5 minutes.
Over to Google, where I discovered someone had kindly written out the pattern in my-speak on their blog, and had photos to go with it! So there I was, in front of the computer, with the magazine instructions, the YouTube video, and the blog. And strict instructions for the family not to talk to me until I had this thing figured out.
After several attempts and bad words, I finished a flower. The pink yarn that came with pattern was, by this time, quite frayed and fuzzy looking, so I went out and bought some purple cotton to make a "finished" version. I decided it needed a centre, and so added a bead.
This little brooch is now on it's way to England, as a gift for my son's girlfriend. I had to include a custom's slip, explaining what was in the envelope and how much it cost. I'm sure the post office people hear all kinds of things, and that's why they just gave me a blank stare when I tried to describe what I was mailing.
Until next time.....
P.S. I did manage to finish my Mexico mini-book at the crop, despite my crochet shenanigans (is that even a word?)