I heart my Shawl

As some of you know, since the internet has been being a pita the past couple of weeks, I have been doing a TON of crochet. I even taught myself how to read patterns. It got me to thinking that maybe I could write my own. So… I present to you, MY VERY FIRST PATTERN! I did write it in shorthand for those of you who are already comfortable with pattern reading, but I have explained it further down the post.

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FUCK Hairspray!

I keep seeing, over and over again, that people are suggesting to use hairspray to fix their art from smudging. That is the ONLY THING IN ART that crawls under my skin.

DON’T use hairspray if you value your art at all. You are worth more than that. Don’t cheap out because you don’t want to spend one or two more euro or dollars to get the good stuff. Fixative isn’t that damned expensive.

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Hairspray Vs Fixative

This is a discussion that has been going on forever, it seems.  I have been coming across it again lately. 

I am sure you’ve heard a few of these.  Hell, you may have said a few of these.

“I’ve used hairspray for years and nothing has happened.”
“Hairspray is cheaper.”
“Hairspray is easier to find.”
“My instructor told me to use it.”
“My friend uses it and he’s never complained”
“There’s no difference.”

Yes.  Yes, there is a difference. 

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