Saturday, March 28, 2009

My CROCHET Lorenz Manifold Project

I started out having trouble but then realized the trouble I was having was not reading the web site properly. The pattern was supposed to be there but I kept stopping at page 10 and found the pattern incomplete. It really wasn't a pattern at att. Then I figured out that since so many people had or could read the pattern and complete the project, that I was missing something. I sure was!! The complete pattern was on page 22! So I wasted a lot of time trying to figure out just what I was going to do by visiting patterns on Ravelry. Think that's where I finally figured out where to find it. At any rate, here's what I've done so far. I've just started round 10 as you can see.

I thought I knew how to finish and end a row when changing colors when crocheting but as you can see, there's a little jog which is driving me crazy so I'm going to have to figure that out and make that better. I've been completing the last stitch when there's two loops on the hook with the new color and think that's correct but I'm doing something else wrong and need to figure it out. I'm not giving up! That's my nature. AND maybe there is no better way.

If you're not familiar with the Lorenz manifold, let me explain just a little. From what I can gather it's created by a mathimatical equation or way to show chaos in material form. HUH?

If anyone has made one of these, it would be fun if you'd let me know, leave a comment or email me. I am finding this pattern a real challenge and truly enjoying the crocheting. But it's not that easily done, not by me anyway, while watching TV because of the counting. Not impossble so it's getting done as you can see. I hope it doesn't turn out huge because I would love to make more of them in better colors. I want to use the cotton crochet thread because it's always available and you don't need to worry about dye lots or getting more of it. What I'm using is some very fine sweater or shirt thread that I found at the GoodWill really cheap. I have two huge cones. I'm using a steel crochet hook #5.

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1 comment:

Linda said...

I am so glad I found your post on the Lorenz Manifold! I just started to work on it --I'm on row 3 right now-- and I realized that the instructions weren't clear. I hadn't printed page 22-27, so you really helped me. Thanks! I will probably put pictures on my blog about it. thoughtsNspots.blogspot