Wool on Sundays – 44 (universal acclaim – unfortunately not)

Welcome to Wool on Sundays 44! After my small beginning at creating a colourful improv cowl, last week, I crocheted like mad at the beginning of this week, with joy in my heart and hoping this photo would be my big Ta-da! moment..

But my family were shockingly critical and discouraging :( First Mr RH called it a monstrosity but he is, unfortunately, not a crochet fan so I wasn’t expecting enthusiasm from that quarter. Then my children, who are generally more encouraging about my makes could find nothing positive whatsoever to say about it – unless you count “Mum, I love you and I can see it’s well made and everything – but I just hate it! Are you sure it’s a proper item of clothing that you’ve seen on the internet?” or “I’m sure you’ll make it into something lovely in the end – but I don’t know what…”
I thought about taking a virtual second opinion from my dear blogland friends and asking you – Tell me truthfully – how bad is this? But, to be honest, I thought you would be too polite and I had the same reservations about this that I had about the same yarn when it was growing into the first sea stars shawl. Although I love the colours, it’s dk weight cotton and it’s really more thick and heavy and stiff than I’d like.

So I’ve decided I will make another wool shawl instead and turn this into something else. I added a centre circle and here it is covering the lid of the laundry basket.

This is my favourite view of it but it really hangs down too far at the sides, which I would find a nuisance.

So perhaps a very large round cushion. Or perhaps a bag…

Whilst I was pondering, I thought I’d make a very conservative grey scarf, which surely no one could find objectionable. But I got too bored with it and unravelled it.

So, all in all, not a great week here at Rainbow Hare, despite getting quite a lot done.

Onwards and upwards, I suppose.

How has your week been?

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Wishing you a happy week :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare


10 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 44 (universal acclaim – unfortunately not)

  1. Kim

    Families!! Who needs them anyway!! Sometimes they are the harshest critics, aren't they. If you are feeling a li'l iffy about it, then I suppose that's your cue. If it's heavy and thick and wouldn't fall well, then perhaps not, though from the li'l snippet I'm liking it. BUT….when one looks at your glorious crochet, from a bird's eye view, then me thinks it will make a beautiful cushion. It looks joyful in the round…..I am in love with your crochet! You have the best ability of throwing gorgeous hues together! Hope your week is filled with some happy woollying!


  2. Willit Neverend

    I thought it looked ok as clothing, but it looks great on top of the laundry basket. If it's a nuisance, can you tuck the sides in under the lid and sew it into place? Otherwise, it would make an awesome cushion cover.


  3. liniecat

    Hey it would make a great poufe with another half to match it!
    I think there were too many colours to make it look right for wearing though I do really like the pattern idea for a shrug like that.
    However, rounded up centrally it comes into its own, as a cushion or cover or poufe and the colours all compliment eachother better that way !


  4. Soma Acharya

    I like it well enough as a piece of clothing, but I like it even better as a laundry basket lid cover. I like the bird's-eye view a lot. May be you can tuck it in and secure it somehow?



  5. junacreationsuk.blogspot.co.uk

    You do make me laugh, I don't like it as a shawl but I think a cushion from the circular circles would look lovely, although I do like the laundry basket top.
    The grey scarf pattern looks lovely, what stitch is that and is it out of your head or a pattern, it's really pretty.


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