Sunday, 6 January 2013

How not to start a crochet project...

I am impatient. So, when inspiration struck and I decided I was going to crochet this jumper  I had to start. 

Lady Like Jumper from Lion Brand

I had the perfect wool, a large hank of tweedy wool brought back from Lewis when my Mum was there for a meeting about 3 years ago. Now, I knew you were supposed to wind the hank in to balls but I was sure I would manage so skipped that step.

This is how far I got before I had to snip the wool and admit defeat, I was in an awful tangle...

Luckily I had two trusty assistants (thanks Mum and Dad) to help try and unravel my knotty mess.

I think 'we' got about half the wool untwisted, the rest is sitting waiting for something good to be on the TV so I can unknot and watch at the same time!

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  1. Oh dear Alison! Good old Mum and Dad!! Hope you get all untangled soon - the jumper looks lovely!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. That is one tangled mess.

  3. Looks like a lovely (and complex) jumper to make. Patience might be needed though :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  4. Popping over from Super Handmade Sundays! That is one big tangle haha. I ended up in a similar state when I had a ball of wool from which I tried to use both ends at the same time (for double thickness)... It was a mess!
    Helen x

  5. oh dear, I know this scenario well! Good on you for getting your mum and dad to sort it out, I hate untangling yarn and usually make my husband do it!

  6. Been there! Good luck. I’m a new follower. I saw your link on Creating my Way to Success. I would love for you to come by and share your creativity with my friends @

    Robin@ Fluster Buster
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  7. Ha, ha! I've done this before too!

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