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Rug and other mishaps

So… the doggie jacket was a project from hell. I frogged and restarted it about million times or so, and in the end it turned out so stiff and ugly that I felt sorry for the poor dog who would have to wear it. So I didn’t even frog it one more time, just threw it all away. And then I turned to an old, tried pattern to crochet a rug which would finally use up the long stored aran wool in my stash. This wool was just too coarse to use it for a hat or a scarf.

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That was both super easy and super fast and will replace an old similar rug, which was completely ruined by my cats (because it’s so awesome to wrap their toys in it and then search for them, using the claws of course). I hope it will last a bit longer than the previous one, especially that winter is coming quickly, days are shorter, and cats sleep more too – on their crocheted blankets and cushions of course πŸ˜‰

I also finished my baby cardigan. It’s so ugly that it makes me laugh. See for yourselves:

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And the magnificent details, including dropped stitch, mistake in the rib, and terrible sewing:

But I made it and I am happy – it was like a psychological barrier that needed to be crossed πŸ˜‰ After finishing it I felt ready for the first real project, I mean something I would actually like to wear, which turned out to be wrist warmers:

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And look at these terrible, uneven stitches, practically zig-zags! Ugh. So awful, but I’m not giving up yet πŸ˜‰ There’s so much to learn!

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8 thoughts on “Rug and other mishaps

  1. I love all of your crochet items. The mistakes make them unique, there aren’t many of them. Stars are my favorite things to crochet. I adore the rug. I also like the colors in the sweater. Keep up the good work! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’šπŸ’™

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    1. Aww, Julie, you are too kind, thank you!
      I love stars too and they are fun to crochet.
      As for the sweater it’s funny, because the colours are definitely what I don’t like about it πŸ˜‰ Beauty indeed is in the eye of the beholder and I think it’s so interesting to see how people differ in their tastes!

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    1. Thank you! Red is my beloved colour, especially in accessories, in nearly each shade. Makes me feel alive!
      My cats thank you for the compliments too πŸ˜‰

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  2. That’s a good looking rug there! I really hope the cats don’t ruin this one! ☺
    The cardigan looks nice. If there are mistakes, they only help understand how stuff works, so they’re never a waste unless they result in huge blunders. (Which this cardigan is not πŸ˜‰)
    I love the wrist warmers! Brilliant color, and who doesn’t like patterns with tiny holes… 😁

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