Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Booboos and Ooopsies

I had a fantastic idea: I'd use my Realta pattern crochet the motifs in sock yarn, to create a stained-glass window effect. I dug out all the tiny little balls of sock yarn that I had and, in the last few evenings just before going to bed, I made an octagon or two. Or seventeen. Plus a septagon ... by accident. Naturally, I didn't notice this before sewing them together. Don't ask me how. I might have noticed it sooner if it had been at the centre of the piece, but as luck would have it, it was at the edge and already firmly sewn into place when it occured to me that it looked a bit odd. Can you spot it?


Yes - kind of obvious now, isn't it? Anyway, as we all know, crochet is a very forgiving craft and a bit of creative sewing allowed me to line up the sides of the errant septagon and tease it into line with its eight-sided neighbour. (Evil chuckle).


And there we have it - a nice, bright cushion displaying my perfect craftswomanship (another evil chuckle.)

13 comments:

Paul & Carla said...

Even when you tell us I still don't spot it. More clues? (You obviously did a magnificent job hiding your boo boo!)

Dawn said...

Juat for the record, I wouldn't have noticed the septagon! Lovely work!

Cris said...

ahhhh creative corrections :) gotta love it!

Beverooni said...

Who would know??? It's lovely.

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

Wow, that's gorgeous. What a wonderful way to use up scrap yarn. Now you had just better hope nobody looks "under" the cushion. LOL.

Voie de Vie said...

Love, love, love that pillow! Even with it's oops. Especially because of it's oops.

Btw, thanks for your kind comments on the article. You asked about the first one - go here to read it: http://www.crochetinsider.com/article/reclaiming-crochet-and-its-american-history

Katie K said...

It's lovely!

Vanessa said...

To be honest, I can't find it.

Love the colors though!

Just a Girl said...

I found it, but never would have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out! :) Your pillow is great, I love all the colors! Do you sell any of your creations at all? Hope you're having a lovely day!

Anonymous said...

I love the cushion. It's looking great.
And - I didn't spot the septagon either - only after counting each octagon's "peaks".

Brigitte

crystal_ds said...

Beautiful! I love the contrast of the little black ones in the middle. I also had to count to find it:)

Suz said...

Gorgeous...love the pattern and colours

Márcia said...

hello, I thought as much! Very nice! I loved the colors!
Kiss!
Márcia