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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Woolly Wreath from The Village Yarn Shop - Done!
Wreathed in glory...
I’m soooooo pleased. Perhaps my long streak of botched crafts is finally over!
Yes, I was a bit unnerved by this final step. While it’s relatively straightforward, it does require a bit of artistic panache. The same way putting flowers in a vase is relatively straightforward, but not everyone gets the same results. I was worried the loops wouldn’t look lush enough, wouldn't turn out full and fluffy like the pattern photograph. Knowing me, I end up with something that looked like a poodle just out of the bathtub.
Nope, it worked. Sure, I had to tweak things a bit—I had a long enough strip to wind my loopy fabric a round the frame the same way as the muslin rather than a simple cover, but it worked out exactly right. Really, how often does that happen?? That’s the sign of a good kit—sets you up for success.
I smile every time I walk by it. I love that everyone in my home can see it. I love that instead of just any old wreath, it’s a knitted wreath.
Joy. And given the winter we’ve had in Chicago, it’s a welcome boost of joy. Thank you, Village Yarn Shop, for a truly satisfying home decor knitting experience.
Next up, you find out just how wrong my tired little brain can go as we return to Kansas City so I can make up for past crimes…