07 March, 2018

The 'NO mystery' mystery knit project.

If you scratch your heads a bit & think back to this old post where I was telling you about a disappointing knitting project, well, I finally finished it. Kind of.

Firstly, I got sick of knitting the shawl as it was supposed to be a mystery knit-along. A mystery knit-along is when the pattern is released in parts, so you don't know what it will look like next week or when it is finished. BUT... this project, there was no mystery, it was the same every week (just a few more stitches) and it was a major disappointment. I was so frustrated with it as it was supposed to be fun & exciting but it was boring, predictable and I felt that I'd wasted my money on a "mystery" pattern when it was just a regular shawl.  I ended up tossing the project into a bag to unravel and reuse the yarn another time.

Well, that 'another time' came and I was about to unravel the shawl when my 4yo daughter, Laney, finds me & asks me what I'm doing.  I explain that I'm undoing my knitting and making it yarn again. She grabs the shawl, hugging it, telling me that it is so pretty. Hmm, I think, so I ask her if she would like it.  "Yes! Oh yes peez Mumma!"  
Ok then, plans revisited, so I cut the yarn and crochet to bind off that last row and give it to her. 
This is the end result: one very happy little girl who will be super warm in winter!
...sometimes failures can be successes!

Have you ever joined in a Mystery Knit-along, Crochet-along or Sew-along only to discover that there was no mystery in the pattern? That it was the same over & over again and the only mystery was why you fell for the sales pitch & bought the pattern?

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  1. I rarely complete a mystery - along. I've tried a quilting one and a knitting one, and I never seem to be able to maintain my interest. The one exception is Bonnie Hunter's mystery this year, although I'm still working on it while others are done. We'll see - but I think I might just finish this one! So glad your daughter likes it!

  2. Never got involved in one but glad you have found use for your project. Smiles all round xxx Have a lovely week.


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