One shawl is not enough and a bit of Publikumsbeschimpfung


Last week I asked for your opinion which yarn I should use to crochet a triangle shawl and sorry, but not sorry, you were not of great help. I thought it’s always good to start a post with insulting the audience, especially when you are German and would love to use the German word "Publikumsbeschimpfung" for once, nice or πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ ?

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Ok back to the insults. Where have you been? I was lost in my mismatched scrap yarn box frenetically searching for the perfect color combination, reaching out to you for help and what happened? Nothing. (@fiberfrau, @shanibeer, @appreciator and @carolineschell sorry for the generalisation, naturally I did not mean you) I had to choose the yarn completely alone while crying into my growing crochet shawl. At one point I pondered to climb into the emptied out scrap yarn box and count myself under the label discarded and forgotten. Are you even reading my posts???!?
So, here I am trying to rise a reaction out of your dear audience. I feel like being in a fight between spouses of whom one is stonewalling and the other is taking aggressive efforts to get a reaction. Any reaction….?
Do you still love me?
With this melodramatic introduction I will now show you what happens if nobody helps me to choose yarn: I bought some new πŸ˜‚

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Not initially, but I did it. First, I started with some balls of yarn from my stash. I used this easy granny square pattern made of double crochet and I felt like a crochet superhero because of the speed the shawl was growing. For some month now I only knitted or sewed, and my first love crochet was forgotten. But while working on this shawl, I could not put the hook away. The rhythm of crochet felt so naturally and easy and extremely fast. Creating a shawl instead of a sweater or cardigan also helped to get addicted to this project as I did not need to take notes while crocheting. The one hiccup I encountered was pattern related. I too late noticed that I prefer a crescent formed shawl over a real triangle. Only at the very last rows I started to not only increase in the middle of the row but also at the end and beginning, to get the slightly curved form.
This I will remedy in my actual project. The one I was forced to buy new yarn for.

Kopie von Kopie von 1800px Γ— 768px – Design ohne Titel6.png Here you can watch me buying coffee samples and a porcelain filter as presents. And I am a bit proud: I am wearing a handmade puff sleeve sweater, my handmade Jenna cardigan and the new crochet shawl

The scrap yarn shawl was so satisfying that I instantly wanted to start the next one, being happy to use even more of my single balls of yarn. But then I went shopping for birthday presents and I could not resist the lure of a yarn shop. I only wanted to buy one new color to complete my new scrap yarn selection, but I was not tough enough. I bought more…

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I found this cute candy pink super fluffy yarn and a crazy cuddly gradient yarn in light coral, pink and yellow with tweedy flecks of magenta and violet. And I am in love with this new color combination. But this week I do not have spare time to finish a whole shawl (but I soooooo want) as I must prepare for a group exhibition and dance performance on Saturday. You can see some of my paintings and the new shawl on the photo: The paintings are waiting for me to protect them with varnish, but the shawl is distracting me.

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Dear readers, please wish me luck with the exhibition. My initial insults Publikumsbeschimpfung are not for real, no they are a cry for (your) love and comments.

Thank you @crosheille for initiating and @muscara, @shanibeer, @marblely for hosting the #needleworkmonday. If you want to see more beautiful projects with yarn, fabric and most of all needles, follow @needleworkmonday. Or even better grab your needles and keyboard and join the #needleworkmonday community.
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03.02.2020 16:30
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Of course! The correct answer was buy some new yarn!
How did I not know?
Very pretty 😍

03.02.2020 17:04
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Finally someone understood πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ It feels so good to get justification for unnecessary yarn purchases. I am already thinking about a red/black themed shawl... I am intensely addicted.
And thank you for the compliment 🌈🌈

06.02.2020 13:36
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I must say, you seem capable of making excellent choices unaided

03.02.2020 17:53
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Thaaaank youuuu 😍 But honestly my choices get expensive over time ... I am pondering another shawl with a red / black theme and I maybe need more yarn πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

06.02.2020 13:37
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Sorry, but I must have forgotten the post immediately after reading it - maybe due to me hating granny squares. They were what kept me from crocheting for decades. So decisions for such a project you'll have to do without me, because my answer would be "no yarn" ;)

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04.02.2020 01:11
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Ohnooooo I did not want to retraumatise you 😱 As I did not learn crochet at school but later in my adult life, I thankfully have no granny square phobia. I use this stitch not very often, so I find it a nice and easy diversion.

06.02.2020 13:41
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04.02.2020 07:58
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Thank you for sharing my post. I am so happy that you liked it ☺️

06.02.2020 13:42
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❀ Good luck with your exhibit! And the shawl! Those new yarns look perfect for it. :)

04.02.2020 14:31
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Thank youuuuu. The rehearsal yesterday went well (too well... I am suspicious) and tomorrow we will install light and the rest of the artworks. I hope people will come and buy :-DDD

06.02.2020 13:43
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05.02.2020 13:32
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Thank you for featuring my post, I feel honoured <3

06.02.2020 13:34
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Ich bin nicht beleidigt. :)

06.02.2020 14:53
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