Instead of being 'berry to the rescue' this post should be entitled: 'curse of the crocheted garment'.
Yes, I am cursed.
(And I am saying that entirely in jest, of course.)
But what else could explain my inability to crochet a garment?! If you know me, I have grandiose ideas & beginnings for beautiful-steal-your-breath-away (ahem. see previous post.....) garments and I either
1 .get stuck and have to rip out the stitchesv
2. get stuck and have to rip out the entire garment
not once; not twice; but about 5,000,000 times
to the point where I just want
hurl the entire project out the window set the project aside until a later date.
Okay. So the progress on my Dragonfly Shawl is not going well. It has almost resulted in me shedding tears -- I keep adding/losing stitches and rows and......oh, man!......the yarn is so beautiful & fragile.....I hate to see it being ripped back again & again & again & again & again.....
So, berry to the rescue!
Nothin' like a little strawberry coaster to soothe the 'I-can't-do-this' beast that seems to have taken up residence in my house.
Quick & easy.
From this delicious book that I was so excited to receive from Di Pais at Christmas time.
This worked up so quickly that I am quite sure that I can get 4 of them done
w/o any tears,
w/o hurling through any windows, or
w/o the sound of stitches being ripped back.
I used a size 5 hook and size 3 crochet thread and just love the look of the FPdc stitch that makes up the body of the berry. And with the 'lacy' edging that is simply a shell stitch -- it was a delight to do.
Berry good for my almost --Took Up Anything but Crochet moment.
...and please tell me that you all have moments just like this!