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I decided to make it official. I’m doing the Wool Eater CAL with Sarah London. Hookin’ ain’t easy.
A while ago I shared with you my baby wool eater. I pledged to only use my stash yarn while working on this.
Well, that was foolish, because this pattern truly lives up to its name. I’m to the point where 1/2 of a round (the bottom or top half of the scallop cluster) takes one full skein of yarn. Yup. So I’ve bought 8 skeins to finish out the last 4 rows. And I also used some yarns I shouldn’t have for this pattern … like a pink fluffy one and two sport weight yarns.
Here’s what I got. You can tell in this photo that I totally messed up the middle. I didn’t do the corners of the 3rd and 4th rows correctly. And I eventually corrected it, but it took a while for the weird wave to work its way out. Oops. But it makes for kind of a cool shape.
And in this pic, you can see the weird wonky right-hand corner. I counted the clusters up and down all 4 sides, and it looks like I need to add a cluster in the top row in this photo, and remove one from the side row. I put marker yarn where that needs to happen.
So pretty. This is my favorite part — the teal + fuchsia + red + white.
Now what? I’m going to finish out the rest of the rows with the yarn I bought, and cross my fingers I don’t have to buy more. I think since the inside is so scrappy that I’m going to pick up a GIANT cheap ball of a solid neutral color and do 10-15 rounds to finish it out. I’m thinking a charcoal gray.
I wish I could get a giant ball of the gray/white mix I used in the 4th row. That would be marvelous. I could buy a bunch of skeins of it, but I don’t particularly want to spend $60-70 for additional yarn for what was going to be a stash-busting project.
Also — I want to do another one of these next year. And pick the yarns ahead of time to make a pretty blanket. This is turning out much less ugly than I anticipated, but I want to make a pretty one.
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Hi there. I'm Calee (pronounced CAL-e). If that's too hard, just call me Cal. Also known as chimes or the chimes. I'm 28ish, a designer, a runner, a self-proclaimed fitness queen, a craftster, a foodie, a music snob — some might call me a hipster. Here's the unabridged version.
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