Thursday, February 28, 2013

Send me a Chart!

Karen's "Maia" Shawl

OK.  I bit the bullet and PURCHASED a pattern.  I don't know why I balk at purchasing patterns.  They are REALLY hard to write. I know.  I've tried.  The designer should be compensated for his/her work.  I guess I'm just accustomed to buying a whole book of patterns, not one at a time. 
I was so dazzled by Karen's "Maia" Shawl at the Student Banquet at Stitches West last weekend, that I couldn't get the pattern out of my head.  Here are some other "Maia" Shawls, found on Ravelry.



Now that I have the pattern in hand, I wound up some of Drew's beautiful "Gemstone" yarn and started the shawl.  ACK!  I need a chart.  I checked the list of everyone on Ravelry who has made this pattern.  So many of them say that the directions are easy.  Hah!  I've been crocheting for over 35 years and I think the directions are confusing.  I'm sure that if I sit in a quiet room, all by myself with photos of other versions of this shawl, I'll be able to figure it out.  I have discovered that I am a visual crocheter, not a literal one.  GIVE ME A CHART! PLEASE!
Ellen's feeble attempt at the "Maia" Shawl

I e-mailed Lisa Naskrent, designer and asked if there was a chart of the first few rows available for "Maia."  I haven't heard from her yet.  Updates soon.

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3 Comments:

At 4:13 PM PST, Blogger King Leo said...

Since it's orange, I presume it's for me!
:D
Ha ha ha ha ha!

 
At 4:15 PM PST, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Hahahaha! Leo! My camera exposure is a little off. It's more of an orangey-YELLOW! The yarn is called "Citrine."

 
At 4:33 PM PST, Blogger Barbara said...

Love that yarn! Can't wait to see the shawl.

 

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