here. Please go take a quick look at her pretty blue cowl, then come right back, okay?
I ran into a bit of trouble with my first attempt, which resulted in this:
|My wrapped section is about |
three times what it should be.
Instead of cutting 120 or 148 40-inch long strands of yarn, then combining them into groups of 8 strands, then each 8-strand each of which becomes one -- oh I can't do this math again.
Anyway, I decided to make one very long braid, then wind it around five times. Each strand started out about 15 feet long. Go ahead, laugh at me; think about braiding someone's hair that is so long that you are in different rooms for the last third. Oh and think about when you're braiding something really long, the "unbraided" sections are, in fact, braiding themselves. So you have to -- at the same time that you're pinching the braid, unbraid the lower portion. Ay-yi-yi.
Here are my 3 sets of 8 strands of yarn:
Is it worth your time to see someone's real-life experience following a tutorial? What do you like about it?
Oh, and is anyone interested in some dark orange (official color name Paprika) braids? And the rest of the ball of yarn, too. It's Paton's worsted weight wool. For a doll? Or a costume? I'll give them to the first person to request them in the Comments.
Blessings and peace...