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Menokreatikkul; The LynGmal

It is becoming something of an archaeological item, this crochet project, despite signing up for a Make Along (MAL) with blogpal Lynda Grace on Ravelry. It was happening over April, and, well, I was a tad busy in four other places!!! I managed to get the side panel patches done and have them attached, and one of them filled in... but really, I need to get serious. As it happens, the spring weather has returned to winter temperatures, so there is a need for this overcoat-like cardi-wrap-thingo.

In honour of Lynda, and because I needed to refer to it by a single name by which all who are aware of it will recognise what I am talking about, I have called the item the LynGmal. I think you can see how that worked. 

Okay. I'm going to bore you all with re-running the earlier images and up to the recent ones taken to prove there has been SOME progress, enabling all to see how it will eventually be wearable. (Trying it on over an already bulky jumper may not have been one of my most graceful moves...)

It all began nearly a year back when I simply wanted to use up
some odds and ends plus stash yarns and also to experiment with
stitches and connections... but what to do with that quite bulky swatch?

...Make another 'sampler' - and maybe a cushion cover will emerge...

But no - mini swatches were practiced for curly crochet and demanded to be attached...

...then practising different patterns with more stash and trash yarn - 
could it be part of the whole???

Apparently so... therefore another required to balance it out. 
Where is this thing going??!!!

I didn't half make the task tricky for myself, with lots of odd shapes and gaps to fill...

The back is the most complete-looking - but there's a way to go yet.

Side panels are equally different.

As for the front... well... some imagination still required!!!


25 comments:

  1. I remember all the bits and bobs. You need some side panels and some sleeves and I don't know for the front. It will be magnificent.

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  2. Looks beautiful. The process seems perfect to master ones concentration and skill.

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  3. How fun! Looking forward to seeing you model the completed masterpiece.

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  4. Spectacular! It occurs to me that with this sort of patchwork crochet project, it's somewhat easier to adjust the size and shape as you go along than it is when knitting a jumper. I'll look forward to seeing the finished product. Cheers Gail.

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    1. Hari OM
      You'd think so, wouldn't you? Not so true - with a pattern there are stitches that can be counted to adjust. This thing is so random it's scaring even me!!! It's intended as the extra warmth needed when sitting at Voovoo the Vaio all these many hours... but is starting to resemble something out of Lord Of The Rings...*~O
      Yxx

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  5. How do you get all those shapes to fit together? All F does is boring old squares. We are also wondering about the depth of your stash basket, it seems to go way beyond even the one F's Mater had (which was extensive and also contained end of life stash from two previous generation people - F's Mum wasn't creative with short bits, but she never threw them away).
    Now for some post-stitch embellishments and a few flowers and butterflies.... Furrings and Purrings Mr T

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    1. Hari Om
      You can see some of the stash in this post... but that is only part of it. There was still more of mum's old stock waiting at #15 and I had also added to it by finding a huge lot in an op shop (just before the first lockdown). So yes, there's quite a bit!!! A fair amount of it would not be enough to make any single garment/blanket/whatever... but putting it together like this felt appropriate. If slightly off the porch... Yxx

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  6. I love it... speciall ythe breton triskells are fab... they bring lots of luck ;O)

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  7. I am very poor at this ... All I can say is ... it looks nice :-)

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  8. Clever - and crafty - I could say 'I'm hooked' ha ha.

    Actually, anything we make with our hands has special value - we have lost a lot in outsourcing to others - retaining some vestige of connection is good thing. I like to bake and to paint but I can sow too.

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    1. Hari OM
      Oh, yes, I love to cook/bake and dabble in art, but am better at photography... my mother was a seamstress and I grew to detest sewing -but my sister "Mac1" is a dab hand with that part... it's wonderful keep 'grounded', as you say! Yxx

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  9. It's looking beautiful and the best part is that you get to wear it!

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  10. I think it looks spectacular—and is just what we all need to conquer the dismal Cold weather and the other C.

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  11. my thoughts in order of thought..
    how is she going to make a coat sweater out of those squares
    where did she get all that yarn and how long has she been collecting it
    It is way to hot for that in Florida
    She could survive in Antarctica in that sweater
    How the heck did she take a photo of her back? I REALLY want to know
    How did she take the side view.
    I know how to take the front view.
    Great job on all that crochet. that is a lot of work

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    1. Hari OM
      The answer to the yarn stash is in my response to Tigger/F
      The shots were done on my camera's timed frames - I selected for 'custom' and set it at five frames - only three useable though as my rotational movement between blurred two.
      Yxx

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  12. Oh YAM what a lovely creation from your mind's eye, your hands and your stash!!
    You know I love the colors too
    Hugs Cecilia

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  13. What wonderful creativity! It looks like the finished product will be snuggly and warm!

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  14. You are so talented! I love it! xx

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  15. You are so talented! I love this.

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  16. I remember seeing some of the pieces earlier. You are very adventurous to tackle a freeform project. I like mine all spelled out for me.

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  17. I LOVE IT!!!! (I too remember seeing some of the bits and bobs) Free form crochet is so very much fun! I managed to get rid of almost all my extra skeins and leftover yarns when we had several Manly Man Estate sales (Yard or Garage sales) here last summer. Now I need to figure out what to do with all my beads...

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  18. I should get back to knitting again. It has been quite a while now. But my time has been taken up with walking, working, sleeping, gardening (well, a tiny bit of time for that at the moment).

    Love your cardi though. It should be really fantastic when fully finished.

    Klem

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  19. Colorful, creative, and comfy. And then to top it all off, it is beautiful!!!

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  20. Looking great thus far and there is no shortage of creative ideas in your cranium. namaste, janice xx

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