Once again, it is WIP Wednesday. I have one accidental success (ie something I discovered along the way of making something else) and one froggin failure………… 😉 For a day that started out with me waking up early due to my dog barking over the wind, and then running out of eggs while making a cake…well…this is going pretty good for me.
While trying to make some granny square variations from my sweet baby flowers pattern, I ended up at the end of a couple of rounds with this really cute motif. I decided that I would just publish the pattern as it is at that point (though I might still try to add on to it) because it might be something that perhaps someone would be looking for or something they could use in a square or something. I do wish I had a better camera because my pictures seem to never do it justice but it looks like this:
So I will probably be putting up the pattern directions today or tomorrow, depending on how my day is running…………..
Now on the to frogged part…………
Well, I really wanted a cool beach cover up this year. I started out hunting for patterns and I saw one that I liked because it looked like it was off the shoulder from the picture. This is lion brand’s Crochet Bronze Beauty top. Unfortunely the recommended yarn is discontinued and I tried to use one of their suggested substitutions and ended up with a lighter weight #4 yarn.
I can say this for it. It does make a top. The top even comes out cute. However it does not drape over the shoulder like shown in the pic. I consulted other ppl on Ravelry who did this pattern, followed their suggestions and even wrote to them. They all came to the same conclusion….. makes a nice top, but it doesn’t drape over your shoulder. I think it would need something stretchy perhaps like microspun or red heart smoothie to work…dunno. I saw people change yarns, hook sizes, starting chain numbers…nothing seemed to work.
At any rate at this point I knew it would not work…even when I did increases in the starting chain…
So I have just decided to frog the whole thing and to save the yarn to make (or try) another pattern to see if it is more what I want. So the end result for this pattern is : frogged. It will make a nice top, just not a drapy over the shoulders one……….
Hope you are all enjoying your WIP Wednesday !