Downright Disastrous Yo-yo Vest

I believe in sharing both the good, the bad and the ugly. Today I will share the downright disastrous! Look at this. That is bad and ugly and horrible and very many other synonyms for something truly terrible in the crochet department, if you ask me. IMG_6257small
Sunshine Creations
made this lovely yo-yo stitch available for free and I adore the idea and the concept. She is mostly working the pattern for Afghans making the stitch look very attractive because it’s worked in squares.

The stitch fired my creative juices up and I thought I would give it a go with in some Kauni Effektgarn, which on the whole could work, I think. It’s just that I allowed the creative juices to flow that little bit too freely and ended up with this complete disaster… I wish I had worked it in one solid colour or a tweedy sort of yarn, the Kauni just doesn’t work when worked like this. I realize it’s not fair to blame the yarn and as I adore Kaunie Effektgarn, I have to take all the blame here!

With a bit of imagination I think this vest could actually work quite nicely and to be honest with you, I probably would have worn it too, had it not been for the completely stupid and unfocused mistake I made right in the middle of the front. IMG_6259smallDo you see the silly mistake? I skipped a yo-yo making the vest lopsided and even more horrible than it was from my bad choice of yarn. And it’s not like it can just be fixed with a bit of ripping back and such like and this is mainly due to the choice of yarn and if only I had worked it in one colour and here we go again on the merry-go-round of yarn blame. Need I say more? It’s a disaster and it will end up as something different, perhaps…

However, I do recommend the stitch. It’s great fun and can be used for all sorts of things. Imagine a nice scarf? Or a wrap? Or, dare I say it, a yo-yo Afghan, just like Sunshine Creations meant it to be! Perhaps I’ll even get to make one myself, I could always start with a baby blanket…

2 responses to “Downright Disastrous Yo-yo Vest”

  1. sunshine says:

    I am sorry it was a cool idea even if it didn’t work out the way you wanted. I have tons of projects that start out one way and end another. Some are exactly like I envision some better some worse. But I learn so much in trying

  2. Irene says:

    Sunshine, i still think the idea could work, I just need a different type of yarn and perhaps some sleeves or something.

    The most fascinating aspect of the creative process is the trying. And your stitch is superb so one day, I’ll make it work!!!