Worked in Half Double Crochet.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Worked in Half Double Crochet.
Finished: December 25, 2011
Since my budget won’t allow for the yarn called for (although I love to touch it in the store), I’m changing yarns. I bought the yarn and then the magazine, so it worked out perfectly.
Finished the front and back. I didn’t overlap the front. I changed the neckline too.
I sewed the fronts and back together and trying to get the edging to work. I want to make the edging before the sleeves so I can see how long it is, minus one row, so I can make the correct length of sleeves.
I love the cross stitch pattern on this. Very open and loose.
The edging in the photo isn’t “blocked” I just took a quick pic. But you get the idea. I love this pattern.
Finished the sleeves, now sewing them in place. I think the lace pattern may be a little long, so before I sew it completely, I’ll decide whether to take off a row or two of the lace edging.
ETA: I’m on the sewing the sleeves to the body part and just don’t have the motivation to do it. Plus it’s not htat cold right now… so… it’s a WIP. Maybe after my Chamomile Caridgan in Lavendar is done I’ll finish this as well as a few other things…
YEAH! I finially finished it!!
I ended up overlaping the front a bit because that’s just the way it went and I like it. The buttons are temporary (maybe). Just some I had in my button stash.
Pattern: Four-Button Jacket by Mary Jane Hall, Crochet! magazine March 2011
Yarn: Red Heart, color: Honey Dew
Monday, December 26, 2011
Its done with size 10 thread.
25 inches in diameter.
The last round is slightly ruffle
Pattern: Crochet Fantasy July 1998 Number 124 "Circle of Shells"
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
A coworker wanted 2 snowflakes for 2 ladies who are struggling right now, so I agreed to make them. I wanted to do one more and somewhere I made a star... she can have the star for herself.
Size 3 thread
Size E hook
Just made up
Saturday, December 10, 2011
I went through 3 purses beacause I like my keys on the metal loop to find easily. Each strap on them started to tear. So since I couldn't find one I like, and I really like this one, I made new straps.
I sewed a ribbon (matches print) to the inside of the straps to make it sturdy.
I just bought 2 fat quarter squares and used a little over one. The ribbon was 1 1/2 inches wide, the straps are one a bit wider. They ended longer then I thought, haven't had this long of straps in a long time and I like them.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Cleaning I found this top. Its been ages since I wore it. And actually its so old its too big. It was one I wore before I lost a lot of weight years ago. I'm thinking what I can do to fix it to make it fit. Maybe some darts.. or a thread belt to match. Since I'm not good at sewing yet, I'll make a belt (one day).
I'm sure this idea came from a pattern, back then I did follow more patterns more closely.
The button matches the buttons on the 3/4 sleeve edges, there were a few on the shoulder if I remember correctly.
Its done in thread.