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Monster in my closet

13 Jul

Recently, I was putting away my winter scarves — it was in the 50’s until late May, don’t judge me — in my neck accessory duster bag (doesn’t everyone have one of these?). I noticed one of my neck scarves had something wrong with it — a little bit bigger hole than the rest of it. The hole was also in a spot where there wasn’t a lace pattern… SOMETHING HAD RIPPED A HOLE IN MY BEADED SCARF!!!

The damage

The damage

I couldn’t believe it, my first fear was the dread Moth (man. You can’t name a monster and not make it cooler). I quickly looked at everything else and didn’t see any other holes. So my fears were allayed until I realized, “I beaded hundreds of individual stitches and it took me four seasons of ‘Tutors’ and several hours on a train to make this.” I spent a lot of time making this Kisseis scarf with Madelinetosh lace as my first beaded project. Sigh*

A closer look at the heart break.

A closer look at the heart break.

Maybe this is what I get from yarn karma by being all cavalier about frogging. Here I was undoing a different neck scarf because I wasn’t satisfied with an end product. Now I have a hard worked, albeit rarely worn, piece of creative brilliance that will have to painstakingly be undone.

I’m really glad I have a way of hiding it in the bottom of my closet to deny what happened. But if I’m really truthful with myself, part of the reason I hardly wore it was because, I didn’t like how I modified the pattern. I wanted a wider, narrower scarf with more of the lace edge and less of the stem; but to get as many stitches as I wanted I ended up doubling the size of the “stem”. It was beautiful but not what I envisioned.

Maybe this is what the yarn karma was really doing – if I’m going to take a stance on one piece, I needed to do it for all of the so-so finishes. I really hope there aren’t more denial pieces hiding in my closest…

Owning up to my knew mindset and it’s consequences,
-Stacy C.

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