Monday, February 10, 2020

A Pin Loom Valentine UFO


There are a bunch of ways to turn pin loom squares into hearts, this is one simple way.  Take three squares and join them, turn down the four top corners to make a more heart-like shape and outline the shape with a line of single crochet in a coordinated color.

I had an idea about making a blanket of hearts, joined with a neutral square at the top of each heart. My plan was to connect them in the neutral color and leave the holes open so that the hearts would sort of float in the blanket.

Here is my problem, I went too far. I found too many different colors, made it too random and then one day when I laid it out, I realized that I didn't like it. And now I'm stuck and don't know how to get unstuck. I like them too much to throw them away but not enough to finish the project.

This heart blanket was an idea that I was going to include in my first book, Pin Loom Weaving. But I lost heart and stuffed them away in a bag until now... and find myself just as stuck as I was when I squirreled them away.


Take three squares and join them, turn down the four top corners to make a more heart-like shape and smooth and outline the shape with a line of single crochet in a coordinated color. 


This is the corner that comes closest to the finished idea. My plan was to connect them in the same taupe/gold color and leave the holes open so that the hearts would sort of float in the blanket.


So this is where I am. With a pile of hearts and a project two-thirds done but no heart to continue. I would love to be able to figure out something else to do with the squares, that would be a great way to reconcile the work I've already done.

Considering that we are coming up quickly to Valentine's Day I am very open to any suggestions that people might have about how to get unstuck or what to do with all these fricking squares.

This is not my only UFO ever, but it is really bugging me because the project is exactly balanced between "interesting" and "meh".

If you've ever struggled with this or if you have any thoughts about what I should do, please leave a comment. 



I may be reworking them into a cat bed. 

1 comment:

  1. I received a number of great ideas from fellow weavers at the FB Pin Loom Support Group. (If you're not a member yet I would encourage you to join, you will be hanging out with people who get you.) Ideas include a heart scarf and hearts appliqued to other material. My comment about making a cat bed was originally just meant to be funny, but I'm thinking more about that as well. MS

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