I was having trouble with this from the get go, but I was determined. I really, really wanted this to work. After all I had searched the web and the library for a nice spring/summer cardigan. I had lovingly selected the yarn color (soft sunshine which I do love!) going with the brand that was recommended for this project. I waited and waited for it to arrive in the mail and finally I was able to begin. It was HORRIBLE! The pattern is not hard. I am able to read and follow instructions, but in this case I was completely flumoxed! It took forever to make 4 motifs. I frogged and frogged and frogged til I thought the yarn would fray. Finally, I decided to try making one of the front panels first to see how the body work would go. I should have known that this was just not meant to be! I've done front and back posts, I've done cables, but I just could not make this happen.
And so I finally threw in the towel. Crochet is supposed to be fun and relaxing. Not make me feel like pulling my hair out or lighting myself on fire (both of which seem nearly pleasant compared to my experience!). I hate the idea of quitting, but it seemed the only option. Could I have finished? Probably. Would I have ever worn it? Probably not. So I'm moving on. I've put it all behind me and happy days are here again!
I went to Ravelry, found a pattern for the Chevron Lace Cardigan which more than 1500 Ravelers have made, started Friday afternoon and I'm loving it! It's easy, but not boring. It has a great look and the yarn is working out beautifully! In fact I'm going to work on it now while watching my favorite show Mad Men. What could be better after a great Easter dinner with my hubby? Nothing!
So the here's what I learned: Just because it looks good in the picture does not mean that yours will look the same (think visit to the hair dresser); Don't fall in love with the sweater until it's finished; and, if it gives you a hard time right off the bat STOP right there and move on to something different, you'll be glad that you did!
So there it is, the saga of the Turnberry and how it broke my heart.
Until next time, Happy Easter and peaceful stitching!
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