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Friday, January 16, 2015

Wedgie Burger

I stressed and stressed over the making of this shawl.  It has been a work in progress for almost four months.  After tons of frogging, tweaking, chart adjusting, and ship port strikes (omg my yarn was stuck in a port of a month!!!) I am finally done, and so very excited about this shawl.  I hope to get it tested soon, but I am really stressing over it, as this is a fairly complicated knit, and I have serious George McFly issues-fear of rejection.


This shawl consists of three different wedges (charted and written).  They are each interchangeable which means, the possibilities for creativity are endless.  I love making patterns that lets the knitter/crocheter 'chose their own ending.'  I love having artistic creativity, and that seems to come through in my patterns.  This one is no exception, and I'm actually really excited to see what others come up with using this pattern.  


Why Wedgie Burger for the name? Well…the wedge part of the design is obvious but for the rest….here is the back story: There is a long tragic story about the ‘Wedgie Burger’ in my family…My mom was in a restaurant and the man ahead of her ordered a beautiful sandwich and when she asked what he had ordered he told her it was a ‘Wedgie Burger.’ She said it looked so delicious she changed her mind at the last minute and decided to order what he did. When she was asked for her order she politely asked for a ‘Wedgie Burger.’ The cashier was dumbfounded. My mom continued to ask for a ‘Wedgie Burger’ a bit more and finally pointed at the man and his lovely sandwich….It was explained to her that the man had ordered a ‘VEGGIE burger.’ But of course, we all call them wedgie burgers now. So, this shawl I am naming after my mom. :) She’ll be thrilled. bahaha!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful shawl! I love the story of its name. Your mom must have a great sense of humor.

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    1. haha! Actually,. she doesn't....She just misunderstands everything! bahaha!

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  2. That shawl is amazing. Inside family jokes are the best aren't they? :)
    I would make this in a heart beat.

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    1. Aww thanks! :) It is now published on Ravelry, the name of it is "Dragon to Butterfly: Kermesia's Story Shawl". I love inside family jokes...We've got tons! :)

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  3. Hmm .. I tried to post a comment but something went awry ...
    Dragonbird, this shawl is GORGEOUS. I love it and want to make it very soon. I have a lot of projects in the queue right now, but I have favorited it on Ravelry and hope to purchase and make it before too long. I'm sorry it was such a bear to make, but I'm sure the end result will bring a lot of joy to many people! Oh, and I am a strict ethical vegetarian, so the "wedgie burger" name is just perfect for it, and for me! :)

    Thanks for being you, and for making these beautiful patterns!

    Toni

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  4. Hmm .. I tried to post a comment but something went awry ...
    Dragonbird, this shawl is GORGEOUS. I love it and want to make it very soon. I have a lot of projects in the queue right now, but I have favorited it on Ravelry and hope to purchase and make it before too long. I'm sorry it was such a bear to make, but I'm sure the end result will bring a lot of joy to many people! Oh, and I am a strict ethical vegetarian, so the "wedgie burger" name is just perfect for it, and for me! :)

    Thanks for being you, and for making these beautiful patterns!

    Toni

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    1. haha! I liked 'Wedgie Burger' too. :) It made quite a few people scratch their heads though! haha!

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