I made a Crocheted Hooded Cowl and Boot Socks as a requested Christmas gift. Both of them worked up so fast, I was amazed. The longest part of the project was waiting for the yarn order to come through the mail from JoAnn’s Fabrics. The yarn for the crocheted hooded cowl was so thick and the hook size P so large, it is a great project for a beginner. The recipient, (my daughter) loved the set, and now I have three more requests for boot socks! I hope I have enough yarn, otherwise I have to order more. 😮
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So happy to share a photo of the sweet baby girl wearing the sweater I made for her!
How precious, and it’s a perfect fit, with a little room for growth….maybe!
I finally finished this beautiful, challenging, gorgeous baby sweater for my co-worker! This is one of those patterns that has been on my “to do” list for years, so I was happy to finally have a reason to begin it when my co-worker said she was having a baby girl.
It calls for cotton, so you know I chose Omega Sinfonia….my all time favorite cotton yarn! The pattern is meant to incorporate the intarsia method for the flowers, but I was too lazy for the challenge and instead used the duplicate stitch after knitting up each piece. Well, THAT was a mistake! It took f.o.r.e.v.e.r to do each flower and the leaves, and I quickly regretted not doing the intarsia method. Lesson learned.
In the end, I absolutely love this little sweater, and will gift it tomorrow. Will I ever make it again? Yes! (But using the intarsia method!!)
After many months, I have a couple of projects in the works!
The first one is for a family member who wanted this “Radical Top” that is featured in “Crochetscene 2014.” I have chosen to make it using a cotton/viscose blended yarn called, Tandem, a Tahki yarn at $9 for a 50gr ball in the color: 02 Waterlilies. I’m using a crochet hook size H to get the proper gauge of 15 Sts/4 inches. So far, it’s going quick and easy!
The second project is a baby shower gift. The pattern is from the book, “Vogue Knitting Baby Gifts” and is called the Patchwork Pullover. I’m using Sinfonia Cotton and needles size 2 & 4.
I love the colors and I’m using the Intarsia method on the body of the sweater and will use the duplicate stitch for the flowers.
I couldn’t wait to see what the flowers would look like, so I stopped and made up one to get a sneak-peek. Love it! This sweater will be a 3-6 month size.
So, with these two projects, I’ll be a little busy for awhile.
It feels good to be busy again!
Hey everyone! There’s a contest going on at Alla’s blog, “Littly City Girl”. She is the fabulous pattern designer of little girl’s knitted and crocheted garments that I have admired for several years now.
She will soon be publishing her first book and is offering a chance to win five balls of Trigo yarn and a 50% off coupon from her online store. The contest begins today and will end on Sept. 6th, with the winner being announced on Sept. 7th.
So, click on this link and enter: