I stopped by Michaels on Wednesday, just browsing and the Red Heart Soft Yarn caught my eye, more so the color caught my eye.. which is called leaf... and picked up 5 skeins. Typical of me to do mindless crochet... I am working this project up in the round... I'm using single crochet and shell stitches.... and right now it measures 36" round and 11" long, and just unsure what it will become, but I must make a decision very soon. I have positioned my markers for handles or sleeves... so unsure... what to make. A few ideas are popping around in my head... maybe a bag or a pullover sweater. As everyone knows I am an unconventional crocheter... I can start off with a skirt in mind and in a blink of an eye end up with a pullover sweater... hehe... I don't know why I am fussing around with this piece... when I have at least 3 unfinished projects... and on top of that at Thanksgiving dinner the family gave me a list of what they would like for xmas....oy vey!!! Well, I guess I will browse the web for inspiration... Ohh, I got an idea... dear bloggers I would love to have your comments.
I finished the Lil Black Cardi.... yahoooo. It took 2 weeks to complete and you can use any basic cardigan pattern, with a lil adjusting to your liking. I photographed it over a dress and with jeans, to show versatility. I enjoyed working with the Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn and looking to do another one... but in a soft gray. I used 2-1/2 skeins and snaps for the closure.
Measurements: Bust - 36" / Length - 14"
Materials: Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn (459 yds) / Black
Gauge: 16 sc = 4" / 20 rows = 4"
I am often asked about gloves to match my hat and scarf sets, so I created this trio. The trio was worked up using Lion Brand Color Wave yarn, which is a bulky weight soft boucle that creates a soft flow of subtle shades of red. In creating the gloves I give credit to Deneen at Yarns and Musing. Deneen posted a pattern for the Wooly Wrist Warmers (see January 2006), her pattern set the foundation for creating the gloves. Of course, working with boucle yarn is very trying, in that its hard to see the stitches, but with a cup of coffee and determination, I persevered. Wrist Warmers compliment any outerwear and make perfect gifts at Christmas time so check out Deneen's blog. Deneen thanks for the inspiration.
It appears that I am accumulating UFOs. The sleeves get me every time, but this project can't linger around too long, a young lady requested this piece. She explained that she wanted a black crop cardigan, showed her some yarn samples, and did a rough sketch, and took the necessary measurements. So far I'm sailing along ok, with most of the body done. This piece is worked up vertically in single crochet and using Lion Brand Baby Soft Yarn, which is an enticing snuggly yarn designed for softness. Must say that Lion Brand's care instructions held up, I did the Pink Bliss Vest in baby soft yarn and washed and actually dried it. To my surprise, it didn't lose its shaping. I normally play it safe by washing my crochet wearables and lay flat to dry.
I am feeling jubilant about this piece, thus far, because I rarely, if ever do sweaters with a v-neck opening. Since I'm not good at following patterns, I browsed several mags to get ideas of other designs similar in construction. Ms. Mannequin gets to sport it until I'm ready to do the sleeves, which will be done like the Copper Kettle Sweater. Aside from the sleeves I need to trim out the opening and decide on a fastener. Until then.... arrivederci.
Bold: audacious, awless, courageous, and daring.
Bold is where I am going with this piece, using Caron Simply Soft Bone and Chocolate yarn. As I finished the body of the sweater... I decided I wanted to do something a lil different... and opted to use bold stripes to set this project apart from the others that I have done. The set-in sleeve was a challenge... oh boy... was it a challenge.. I had to undo the seam at least three times before I got it right. Now, I know why I like to work straight from armholes. Well, Ms. Mannequin will sport this unfinished piece until I get up the strength to do the second sleeve.... so stay tuned.
I needed a break from trying to write a pattern and worked up this cute number. Done in Pure White with Boa Fur on the 70" scarf, which is luxurious with a simple design, and wraps around the neck repeatedly for an elegant look. As we all know, its that time of the year when we all need to accessorize our outerwear... well this is just the perfect item for your Fall wardrobe.