Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Crochet Butterfly Ribbon

Crochet Butterfly Ribbon

I had big plans for this crochet ribbon. It was going to be the cutest little garland for decorating the Christmas tree as part of my plans for a handmade Christmas.

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These adorable little butterfly's would have turned out much better if I had used a cotton yarn, and that is what I intend to do one day. But I've decided to simply abandon this version, there's no definition to the butterfly's, they are all curly and I can't see blocking being very successful with this yarn.

I attribute those problems to the cheap polyester yarn. I originally purchased the yarn in the hopes it would be a colour match for the 'Drops In The Frog Pond' afghan I was working on as I could not get a hold of any more of the matching yarn.

Get the pin for Mrs. Micawbers original Flutterby Curtin Tie.

I used Mrs. Micawber's Flutter-By Curtain Ties Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial to create my butterfly ribbon that didn't quite become a garland. Next time I give this pattern a try I intend to leave a half dozen stitches in between each butterfly to help add a bit of length.

Crochet Butterfly Ribbon with yarn

Project started:

These photos are dated 25 August 2016 so yeah, this has been hanging around for almost a year waiting for me to make a decision to continue to work on it or not. It's time to just let go.

Last worked on the project:

Just before Christmas 2015 when I tried to crochet it to a reasonable length before finishing it.

Still to do:

Rip it apart.

Verdict: 

 Finish
 Frog
 Throw

Crochet Butterfly Ribbon another unfinished project


Update on Last Friday's Paint Job


Was there progress?

YES, in so much as I put all the stuff back in the hallway. Not so much as in getting started on preparing the final bit of wall that needs to be painted.

Did I enjoy working on it?

NO. But it needs to be done and it's totally worth doing.

Will I continue to work on it?

YES. Eventually I'll get around to doing that last section.


Use the hashtag #FinishItFriday to share your UFO's

That's it for another week of #FinishItFriday. Happy Finishing!


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I'll be looking for them to share but it always helps if you remember to tag me at Purfylle.

See previous Finish It Friday projects.