Monday, December 14, 2009

The afghan that never was.

I started with high hopes as evident in this post, but wound up with this:

What is it you say, well its a small curtain for my master bath, why you ask? Because cotton chenille is the devil's yarn spawn!! I hate that yarn, no matter what I tried, how tight the tension how many pick up sticks I inserted to get it tighter, it didn't work it damn nearly killed my patience, that's not to say that I have a lot of it, patience that is, but really how annoying. After a few choice words and some internal screaming, this is as far as I could fathom working on it without pulling the last bits of my hair out and thinking wow, this is suppose to be fun? As soon as I freed the loom of this devil's yarn, and I can attest, I loved taking the scissors to it, that my friends was one of the best feeling I've had since I started the whole project. I promptly pulled out my sewing machine and put together this window covering. I figured if I didn't do it right away I'd be so disappointed I would put it away not to be seen in like forever. At least it didn't all go to waste and I got a cute window covering that actually matches the walls and shower curtain. I have more of this devil's yarn spawn, I think I'm going to offer it up to someone that can appreciate it, I don't plan on using it for anything else, I'm done, thank you very much.

I started warping my loom with what will be easy cotton place mats we need some and I need something simple, that can actually be accomplish and used as planned.


Dave Daniels said...

The curtain is beautiful. Thank you for the tension warnings with chenille. I've been considering trying it, but I think I'll stick to the bast yarns for now.

Life Looms Large said...

The curtain looks great....even though that's not what you intended. I don't know that I'd call this a "happy creative accident" either...since it sounds anything but happy. Sorry it was so tough, especially when your plan was to give it for Christmas.

I have some scary cotton chenille languishing....and it will continue to languish as I watch other bloggers have trouble with chenille.

Hope your next project goes smoothly and you enjoy weaving again!!


Delighted Hands said...

You have taught us with your 'trial' project. It looks nice where it is-at least you got to use it for something!

Meg in Nelson said...

I think you should become a honorary member of my Marlborough Weavers group - we have tons of "... that never was" on our show and tell days!

I think a curtain is better than an afghan! More special.

Kim said...

Fab curtain anyway!