Friday, October 11, 2013

The Ugly Baby

My super secret project is over.  And no longer super secret.  Why? Because the project is so ugly.  I am very disappointed in all aspects of this project.  The colors, while looking gorgeous wrapped up in skein, did not go well together.  On top of that mistake, the pattern I chose highlights the colors in all the wrong ways.  This project was intended to be a gift but now has forever home with me and the cats.

Then, a miracle happened.  Or maybe it is just the natural outcome of spending so much time with the project.  Like a mother who births a less-than-adorable baby, I started to love this ugly project.  

The colors are not well represented in this picture but even if they were it would not make this any better.  I have analyzed my choices and believe that this particular ripple pattern is appropriate with three colors or less.  

Remember, just like any good mother, I am allowed to describe my progeny (taking serious liberties with the definition) as ugly, less-than-perfect, or even hideous, but all others be warned should they voice the same opinion. 

My next lap afghan looks great on paper.  

Finding My Treasure

Now that my shawl is complete (yarn purchased during the Orange Blossom Yarn Crawl in March), it is just hanging out in my foyer until I de...