Saturday, May 31, 2008

Mystery Shawl

Yeah....I said I was going to work on the bag. Well, one of the ladies on Ravelry wanted to have a Mystery Laceweight Shawl CAL, so having never made a laceweight shawl before, I couldnt resist. If you have a hankering to CAL, go over to Tracey's blog....the directions are there. You can see here how mine is so far. I am using Patons Lacette and a size "I" hook. The lacette was a bargain....found it at JoAnn's reduced from $6.49 a skein to $2.97. I bought 8 skeins, and should only need 3 for the shawl. I will post more photos as the shawl progresses. I think its a gorgeous pattern and I have never done anything this elaborate before.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

An Experiment

I found a pattern in the book Crochet for Babies for the Get Up 'N Go shirt. The pattern calls for it to be made in 2 pieces....front and back....but I wanted to see if I could make it in one piece. And this is the result. Its more a sweater than shirt but I only had 2 seams....underarm and side. I like how it came out. Its a size 2T so its too big for Sydney, but I am going to give it to her anyway....she can wear it next year.
Next up is the Lotus Bag for my D...she will be thrilled since I started it last FALL :D
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

For Sydney

I dont know why, but I seem to work better under pressure. I dont ENJOY working that way, but I am more productive. I have had Sydney's outfit half done for WEEKS but just decided yesterday that I HAD to finish it since her birthday is next week. So here it is....the Pretty in Pink Sundress and Hat from the Simple Crochet for Cherished Babies book. (If you click the link and scroll down, you will find they show some pages from the book and you can pick up a pattern free! ) I used Cotton Plus and a G hook instead of DK weight yarn and and E hook so its heavier but I like the easy care of the yarn. The shrug I designed myself....I thought the dress needed a LITTLE something so you could dress it up or down. I think its a perfect add on.
Not sure what the next project will be...maybe something for ME? :)
ETA: The outfit was a hit.....especially the shrug. She put it on Sydney right away and she wore it for the rest of the party. Everyone thought it was so cute. I havent seen any patterns for baby shrugs so I just might have to write it down and share it. :)

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Carefree Days

I just finished this cardigan and shorts set for William. I am very pleased with how it came out. This is an 18 mos. size but the patterns goes up to a size 4T. The pattern called for a DK yarn, but I used Cotton Plus, which did make it a bit on the heavy side, but I figure an outfit like this is more sportswear than playware. The pattern is from the book, Crochet For Tots by Nancy Queen. Its a very easy fact all the patterns in the book are very easy. Some might say boring, but I disagree. Such patterns lend themselves well to changing. You can use different stitch patterns, change the sizes of the sleeves and pants legs, use your imagination and make it your OWN creation.

Now its on to Sydney's outfit.....her birthday is approaching.

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