Putting the error in “trial and error”

This morning marked the end of a very busy twenty-four hour period with a number of odd-hour errands that had to be run in the aftermath of our recent winter weather.

The errands, like the snow on my street, had piled up while I was unable to leave the house to get things done, but as of this morning, they were more or less complete, and with those errands behind me, I returned to the project that has turned into the boho heart mandala.

Having secured second round of hearts to what I think of as a “stabilizing ring”:

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The second round of crochet hearts secured to a red crochet ring

I was ready to move on to what will be the final ring, so I got out my Red Heart Super Saver cherry red, and my trusty 4.5 mm Armour hook and got to work.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t until I had completed the second round an took this photograph that it was clear that the base chain I had started with was making for a circle that was too large:

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I get a start on the second crochet ring

As soon as I finish this blog post and take care of a couple non-crochet related things that need my attention, I will frog the work I have done so far, and start anew: moving forward one stitch at a time.

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7 thoughts on “Putting the error in “trial and error”

  1. lookin good so far! I wondered when I first seen them, but they are really shaping up now. Good job!

  2. Super cool rug! It is going to be so wonderful when you get it done. I had to stop in for a visit and check out all your eye candy.

  3. Leslie, you truly have the patience of a saint!

    Irene, the way I understand it, to frog means to rip out work you did. “Rip it, rip it” sounds like “ribbit, ribbit,” hence the term “frog” was born.

  4. What if you did a specific # of chains between each heart, and sc along the top of the heart, for your base ring? Less guesswork that way 😉

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