One shawl is not enough and a bit of Publikumsbeschimpfung

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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 😂😂😂 ?

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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 😂

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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 × 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.
Ohhh, if you don't have a steemit account and want to comment then visit my Wordpressblog Bliss and Blisters and write me there.

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Thank you for featuring my post, I feel honoured <3

Of course! The correct answer was buy some new yarn!
How did I not know?
Very pretty 😍

Finally someone understood 😂😂😂 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 🌈🌈

I must say, you seem capable of making excellent choices unaided

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 😂😂😂

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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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.


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Thank you for sharing my post. I am so happy that you liked it ☺️

❤ Good luck with your exhibit! And the shawl! Those new yarns look perfect for it. :)

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

Ich bin nicht beleidigt. :)

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