What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Off da Hook

“You always wanted me to be something I wasn’t…

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Nothing Compares 2U: Cast On

“It’s been seven hours and fifteen days…

Nothing Compares 2UHaving made When Doves Cry, a knit bias shawl, I am loving the construction and wanted to make another of my own design.

On my first attempt I was starting with a k1, yo, but that did not make joining new colors any easier, so I switched sides and began with K the whole row and ending with a k2tog at the end (beginning side). This made new color add a little easier to manage, not so loose.

I have completed my first garter stitch section and have begun a yo, k2tog lace pattern, which I have also just completed. The next section with be a continuous garter section of the leftovers of the colors used so far. After that, back to black, though in what stitch has yet to be determined.

Ugh! I already noticed a mistake in the lace, but I am not tinking or frogging back.

What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Strip 3 Update

“What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?

Well, I have 40 inches; 32 more to go.

I had to pull out my stash bin for more white yarn, having already used one Caron One Pound and three Red Heart Super Savers. I found some smaller skeins in my stash; I hope they are sufficient to complete this project. I had also found a bag of white, with a bag of black during my stash search; I’d hate to touch that, as it appears to be a project in it’s potential state.

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What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Strip 3 Started

“How am I gonna get through?

I am on the last strip of the afghan, thank heavens. It took a while to get the right width, and even when I did, sometimes it measures out one inch bigger. Aiyaa! I don’t think I will work in crochet seed stitch again for a while.

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What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Strip 2 Complete

“Every day, so many drinks; Such pretty flowers…

Took me about two days, only because I am lazy.

Now for Strip 3: 20.5 inches x 72 inches: all, in white crochet seed stitch…aiyaa!

Can you see my helper in the background?

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What Have I Done To Deserve This? Strip 2

What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Strip 2

“I read you books and talked for hours…

Took me a minute to get the right width dimension; though, it’s still not absolutely correct, over by half and inch. Oh well. This is the smaller of the two all-white strips. It is a little monotonous crocheting seed stitch in one color, but at least the piece is not the wide, just long: 72 inches!

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What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Strip 1 & 2 Update

“I bought you drinks, I brought you flowers…

What Have I Done To Deserve This? Schematic
What Have I Done To Deserve This? – Schematic

It looks like things are “shaping” up just about right around here. The picture illustrates how laying out shows sides more even than the last post.

As theorized, I think vertical-strip-design was the way to go. Yay! The middle portion of my schematic is complete…despite an inequality between sides: the top portion is 116 sts, while the bottom is 115 sts. Don’t worry, be happy! This does not affect the other aspects of this design.

I am now working on the the left side; fortunately, the thinner faster side. I’m not looking forward to the right section. While the crochet seed stitch is simple, the monotony begins to bore me and I fall asleep or tire of crocheting; that right side looks daunting!

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What Have I Done To Deserve This?