WIP = Work In Progess
Today I wanted to do something a little different than just posting a finished product. I want to share with you what I’ve been attempting over the past week or so. I found this Lion Brand Heartland yarn in ‘Mammoth Cave’ in my yarn stash and was determined to make something awesome with it. The color is a perfect shade of brown, not too warm, not too cool. As I’m looking around Pinterest for some inspiration I came across a couple circle vests and thought, “hey that couldn’t be too hard!” So off I went, crocheting round after round, writing down how many chains I started with and what stitches I used. I was pretty pumped that it seemed to be going so well. Once the circle was almost as wide as my upper back I made some arm holes and propped it onto my mannequin. This was the first time I took a step back from my work and realized, *gasp*, I wasn’t as pleased with the outcome as I thought. In my opinion, I used too many different stitches and in odd places as well. I just wasn’t feelin it. Even though it pained me to do, I frogged (unraveled) the entire thing!
This second attempt has taken longer than the first but thats because I have been pausing and taking a step back to look at the project as a whole and see what I liked and didn’t like. Sometimes this is difficult to do when you only have so much time to crochet! I like to crochet when my son is down for his afternoon nap and a little at night after he goes to bed.
I want to create quality patterns that I truly love, not just throw some stitches together and hope someone else likes it! So without further ado, here is my WIP: the circle vest.
Not going to lie, seeing these ends that need to be weaved in makes me cringe a little…but I wanted to be real with you and show you how this process is going!!