Saturday, September 27, 2008

Game over (FO!)

And I'm declaring victory. I love the smell of a finished object in the morning.

Warning: an uncharacteristic abundance of self-congratulation follows. Continue reading at your own risk (or you can just look at the purty pictures and join up with the rest of us at the project specs later on).

Today I officially submitted my September Transfiguration class homework for the Harry Potter Knitting & Crochet Cup on ravelry:

This gorgeous specimen is my first-ever attempted—let alone finished—crochet project. It was a long, troubled—at times even dangerous (the mental health of not only myself, but several others, was in jeopardy on several occasions over the last week or so)—journey on the road to completion, but somehow I managed to give it 110%, to execute my game plan, and to put the puck in the back of the net.

Here it is blocking this morning:

And, because I know you are all super excited, and can't get enough of my success, a close-up:

Ignore (I'm trying hard to) the errors, the twisted stitches, the poor tension, the lack of perfect symmetry, my soon-to-be-patented new method for the picot stitch...the bloody thing is done.

Final score: crochet 2, yarnpiggy 3. 

I'm giving myself one point for completion (who'd have thunk it? Certainly not I), one point for not killing anyone along the way, and a bonus point for actually producing something I don't hate. Crochet gets a half point for making my hand hurt (only half, because I may have been inflexible about trying another way of holding the hook), another half point for eating up yarn, and a full point for making me lose my shit on several occasions.

Back to our regularly scheduled programming...

The details:

Pattern: Luna Lovegood Scarf by pinkleo
Yarn: Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe, 2.3 skeins
Hook: 4mm/G
Started: September 17, 2008
Finished: September 26, 2008

I'm not sure I'm ever going to become a truly happy hooker, and I'm not planning to add loads of crochet patterns to my ravelry queue, but this wasn't really so bad.

Many thanks to beentsy, a fabulous crochet coach. 


  1. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! I love seeing an FO. The picots look really good. Wait until you see mine. Like very strange nipply things. Too graphic?

    I also really like the blocking pici with your wheel in the background. Very cool.

  2. Yay you! I knew you could do it. Soar Ravenclaw!