Tuesday, November 22, 2005
This is my latest project. I saw this sweater while browsing in Anthropologie and I thought it was unusual and cute. I decided to tackle this project because I can't justify spending that much on anything crocheted and it seemed simple enough. I used Cascade 220 Quatro which I believe is a worsted weight but it worked up like a sport/DK weight. The Anthropologie sweater used a hidden snap with a button on the outside as a closure. I decided to crochet a small flower using the same detail as the edging and hidden hooks.
Friday, November 18, 2005
It's not a scarf... not a shawl... and definitely NOT a poncho! It's much more fitted than a capelet which allows you to wear it underneath a coat. I had seen these so many times, never crocheted, only knitted. Since I am not quite skilled enough to knit in the round, I decided to go ahead and stick with what I know best. I did this in Homespun which I am not a great fan of, but I wanted something that was a #5 - bulky and variegated. I was drawn to these colors and Noro was not in my budget this week!
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Well, I guess I'm officially a "Crocheting Fool"! As promised, this is the gold shrug just like the brown shrug one. I guess since I had just worked this pattern, it worked up really quickly this time. I started it on Wednesday and finished today. I did this one in Patons Brilliant - Gold Glow.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Can you believe it? Another FO! That's two this week. This is the ZigZag Skirt from Interweave Knits Crochet 2005. Another project that was quite simple to make... didn't have to rip out stitches not one time. This skirt fits like a dream and the drape is incredible with a very flattering flared hemline. I once again used LusterSheen in black and white.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
This is my latest FO... always great to remove a project from the WIP's list! Since Fall is finally here, I wanted a cute brown shrug because that is one of my favorite Fall colors. This shrug is from Leisure Arts Crochet Shrugs.
At first, I wasn't that crazy about the pattern but I used a little imagination and my own personal sizing techniques to fit me and I was quite pleased. This pattern was quite simple; even a beginner could do this. It's so easy that I decided to do another one in gold for Holiday get-togethers.
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