That is not the word you want to hear coming from your own mouth (especially) when you were in the middle of the WIP… It usually means that you either have to frog everything and start over, or you have to think how to wing it…
Now, before I admit what the potential disaster is, I would like to explain what’s going on about this crochet WIP.
In the pattern, the individual triangles should have 9.5 cm length in every side, and 8 cm tall from the tip to the base. I know how important it is to make a swatch, especially when the pattern relies on the number of triangles you made — instead of the length of the piece as you knit it. So, I did measure the triangle, twice, and I even adjusted the size of the hook to achieve the correct size.
You know you’re going to hear a but, don’t you? Yes… BUT, I think the pattern did not take the shrinkage of the length caused by the joining of the triangles as you go.
You see? When you were joining the triangles as you go, by making a slip stitch into the chain space of the main piece, you inadvertently pinched a very small bit of the edge. I don’t know if this happens to other crocheter, but when I do this, it will take some milimetre worth of the edge… times twenty triangles.
That’s the problem. In the end, after they’re joined in the round, I realised that the shrinkage on each triangle is then accumulated into a good inch and a half in circumference. I tried it on and it is still loose in my waist and chest so it might fit. I also count on the size after blocking, but I shouldn’t be too confidence that it will be anywhere closer to the size suggested in the pattern.
Yeah… a big whoopsie there 😦 But I think I am going to go through with the WIP, and see…
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It makes me wonder… if there are more than one WIP, would the progress should be in plural form too? To be honest English confuses me a lot, especially when it is learned properly (instead of the basic one used for daily conversation). But oh well… Let’s not let it distract me from sharing the progress I have made so far…
The first one is the crochet project I made during my trip to Edinburgh. You’d be surprised how much one can make during the train trip. The first few pieces that’s been connected looked slightly wonky, but the latter ones looked much better. Overall, I am loving this project… I think green is good for summer too, don’t you think?
And, I just realised that the other project was also green! It has gone very quickly too… before I accidentally nicked my finger with the sharp edge on the tin when opening a spam. Damn Spam… But the back and the front is done, and I am halfway on the first sleeve.
HOPEFULLY… I would be able to post more regularly again. It is nice to return to a routine…
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So I’ve decided to make some friends for my piggy and mouse/bear. I have plenty of recycled pink yarn, and it would be just perfect to make more piggies.
i wonder if all amigurumi should start with a magic ring. because I don’t like making magic ring…
I think it is a good way to practice amigurumi making. I have to admit that amigurumi is not quite the same with the usual crochet projects I have done in the past. It needs more attention in details, meticulous work, and patience. Considering that I don’t like sewing, I quite enjoy making dolls.
i learned that having a rough paper to help me remember how many rows i have done is a bloody brilliant idea.
Making head and body part is my favourite, because it’s probably the easiest part of amigurumi. When it’s time to make hands or feet, I will grunt in despair as they are sometimes too small for my finger to grip properly.
the fun part is over 😦 now i have to do the small parts 😦
Finished the bodies of the piggies, will come back to show you when they’re assembled.
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