Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

Equ, Australia's leading sock model who relocated to the International City of Love, Canberra, is getting married at the end of the month. I've been grappling with the problem of what to wear to a glamourous afternoon garden wedding. My outfit needs to combine warmth (the ceremony will be outside), glamour (natch), fit over and preferrably disguise the extra kilos I'm still carrying (possibly wishful thinking) and be breastfeeding capable. I think the key to this is basic black and a gorgeous accessory - other than Lloyd aka Mr Wriggly.

Remember flourish? This scarf combines warmth, glamour and kilo-hiding coverage! Its been languishing in the stash box, half finished because I ran out of enthusiasm for the endless edge beading. I exumed it, consulted the pattern book just to confirm the stitch when the very first sentence of the pattern struck me. There, in bold, was the instruction to use two strands of Kidsilk Haze. Two strands! Argh! And I'd been wondering why there seemed to be so much yarn included in the kit, and why my scarf seemed thin in comparison to the lush, voluptuous one in the photo.

So I've been carefully and slowly frogging, trying to ensure I dont strip the fluff from the yarn. Actually its not as bad as it could be as the crochet is very loose and lacy, and the scarf hasnt been handled much so with a bit of gentle persuation it comes undone.

Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.


Bells said...

those pesky instructions!!! You'd think reading was challenging sometimes, wouldn't you? We've ALL been there. You've got loads of time though - or not, actually now that I think about it. End of the month? Eek. Good luck!

Rose Red said...

Oh, but thank goodness it's frogging ok...KSH not easy to frog! You can do it, I know you can!

Charisse said...

I think it will turn out beautifully. And is that the Dark House Collection i see before me? I'm in love with pretty much everything in that book!

Madge said...

Oh noooos. I had to hide my eyes. Hope the ripping wasn't too painful, 'coz Flourish v.2.0 is gonna be divine.

"Siren song of the dark arts." Good one. Have you read The Devil You Know by Mike Carey? I'm reading it now. He could stand an editor, but it's funny. Exorcising demons? Crochet? Funny how people think they're the same thing sometimes.