Friday, January 22, 2010

Lacey Crochet May Not Be For Me

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I started this scarf well before Christmas with the intentions of gifting it. I just completed the scarf this morning :). The pattern, Kahlua Lace, was easy to follow but I had to continuously refer to the pattern. Which really slows me down, especially with a toddler running around. I don't know if all lacey crochet patterns are like this. This was my first attempt or maybe I am just not meant for lacey crocheting.

The results are great. I love the scarf and I am pretty sue I will be keeping this for myself. I know..how dare I??? The intended recipient is not really into crafty gifts and being that this was my first attempt it has some uniqueness to it ;) It took countless hours of work so I am thinking It will stay with me where I can fully appreciate it. I am still on the fence as to what I should do. Is it wrong of me to keep it? We already gave one gift to the recipient (something store bought). I feel like I put a lot of work into it to have some one appreciate it but not wear it or to only wear it so that my feelings wont be hurt.

Should I keep it or gift it?

6 comments:

Sarah said...

you could totally give it to me ;-) haha
no really its beautiful and you put a lot of work into it. I say keep it!

Dee said...

Keep it...guilt free...I'm giving you permission. And if you still feel quilty, make me one too! lol

Leslie said...

keep it.. you worked hard on it, and it is beautiful.

Terri said...

I have an idea .. send it to my house? I can fully appreciate it. PROMISE!

allsewnup said...

Definitely keep this beauty, you've earned it with all your "blood,sweat and tears!!"

Carolyn

insanely crafty said...

keep it! (Hi! I read your blog I just never comment... this question definately will make me comment...) I have been in the same situation and given it and then regreted it because they didn't appreciate the work. If you had said she would love it and treasure it I would have said to give it to her.