5/5/07

Crochet - Week In Review

This week I alternated between 2 projects... one of them is going to be a tank done in Tapestry Green 100% silk in 8/2 size thread, and I had to quadruple the strands just to be able to work it up. I didn't bother to take a pic, because its only 5" long... not much to look at, but OMGoodness its sooo soft... my hands are itching to do a marathon to finish it.. but I have a deadline on another project... and with that I had to put it aside.

The deadline project is a vest, which is based on one of my flash back projects.. the Weekend Sweater done in September '06. The Weekend Sweater was done in Caron Simply Soft in the round, but decided to work the vest with Aunt Lydia's crochet thread - size 10 (doubled). I started the project off by doing bottom-up front panel up to the bust (switching between the black and white crochet thread creating the haphazard stripes).... and now I'm working the back, which I continued from the top and worked down the left side, that results in a vertical sc pattern, so with that I will seam just one side. Right now with it pinned up its about 17" long and a 29" circumference. I have about 3" left then I can move on to armhole shaping and hope to finish it this weekend. Working this project has my mind screaming to do a strapless mini dress along the same lines.... so stay tuned.

7 comments:

Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

THis is looking good girl!

Madelyn said...

Wow, you're at it again. Can't wait to see the silk top and completed vest.

gold said...

Looking good!!!

April said...

It's looking gorgeous!

Wanda Kay said...

That is looking great, I can see it as a mini dress, will keep my eyes open for it.

Mary said...

I'm behind in blog reading... That looks great! Can't wait to see the finished product. A mini dress sounds like a great idea!

Judy said...

Very fashionable! You are a good designer.