Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lapis Wrap Update

I haven't talked about my Lapis Wrap in a while. Here's the thing, I'm about 8 rows from being finished and I've decided to frog the whole thing.  I'm cringing as I type this because I'm afraid you'll think I'm crazy.  Maybe I am.  The sizing has worked out just fine even though I completely played around with the gauge.  The only reason I can offer is that I can't get the idea out of my mind that I would rather it be more lacy and light. 

I went browsing through one of my crochet stitch dictionaries to find a pretty lace.  I found myself drawn to the Solomon's Knot lace.  This has happened before.  I have made one other project using Solomon's Knot lace and that one turned out pretty, so I think I'm going for project #2.

This means I'm going rogue and making up my pattern as I crochet.  This is always a little risky, but it makes it kind of fun too.  I've crocheted around 10 inches worth so far and I love how light and airy the fabric feels.  It also has a nice drape and a stretchy quality that appeals. 

I still like the Lapis Wrap pattern and maybe next fall I'll go for it again and use a lighter yarn and the proper gauge.  With the temperatures already warming here in my part of the country, lace seems like the way to go!


CarolynK said...

Good for you!
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who frogs projects when I've almost completed them.If it's something made from cheap yarn, I might just Goodwill it (I did that with the sweater I made in beginning crochet class out of Red Heart yarn). But if it's yarn I really love, I'd much rather frog and get something I know I'll love and use.

Jenn said...

Thank you! That makes me feel better! :D