My Contribution to the Traveling Scarf
This traveling scarf has been a real challenge. The person before me stitched such a lovely shell pattern, but the problem for me has been how to attach to her scarf. The last row of chains is flimsy because it thinks it will be supported by more shells, but it isn't because it's time for me to add a different design and yarn.
I have tried many things but with the odd amount of chains the stitches would either not be enough or too much, so I finally decided on making a separate square and sewing it together. I found a yarn that is the most compatible that I can find here - a worsted one with some wool in it to match the preexisting yarn. I also tried to pick up this blueish/purple color that I saw in the variegated yarn she chose. The end result I must admit that I'm not too thrilled about.
My only consolation right now is knowing that someone else will stitch behind me and maybe they can help pull it together by possibly picking up that shade of green or choosing a better stitch. I hope that I have helped them by giving them an even row of chains to attach to. If this were my scarf, when I got it back I think I would add a single rows of scs around the border of the scarf to make sure it remains straight and not lopsided. Does that make sense?
I wonder what the challenge will be on the next scarf and I wonder what the next crafter is thinking about mine! :-)
You know I still may try to figure out how to make it look like those pieces fit better together. Maybe if I try to tighten up those two gaps at the end that will help....In the meantime, I'll write my entry in her book and get ready for shipping on March 1.