5/18/07

Crochet Week in Review

Hello All,

Sheilaz Crochetz is bringing to you this week a review of my current wips... so grab that cup of frappacino... sit back and enjoy...hehe

Now that Zephyr is finished and shipped off... I resumed working on Tapia, which is worked up using 100% silk - 2/28 NM lace weight yarn. The bottom portion of the tank was worked up with 4 strands of yarn and now working the top part using 3 strands and by doing that its amazing how the stitch work takes on a different pattern. I'm sure I said it before... awesomely gorgeous yarn.. utterly smooth. This project is 3 weeks in the making and my plan for it was to do a cute tank using silk and cotton, but realized I'm really loving the way the silk is working up... so I had to order another cone from Colourmart so Tapia is currently on hold.

While Tapia is on hold I decided to get started on my niece's bikini set, using the yarn I purchased from Mimi, which is Anchor mercerized cotton thread. I also purchased some Aunt Lydia's Cotton thread and doubled the threads. Realizing that the weather in New York is not cooperating.. I opted out of doing a bikini set and veered to the left... hey to the left... to the left...hehe.. Beyonce's song....lol. Ok... back to the matter at hand... Well here is what I have so far....


Last but not least.... since I spend so much time commuting... I decided what better time to get my ideas on paper... so I've been sketchingggggggggg. I am not good at drawing... but I'm trying...

13 comments:

Mimi said...

That's a lovely halter! You did a good job working with two strands thread ;

April said...

I am always so inspired when I come in here by all the gorgeous outfits you create. :)

gold said...

Wo la la that halter top looks nice.I haven't even started back on the tank top I was doing. I am going to have get back to it.

Have a great weekend

Deneen said...

Sheila, that tankini top is awesome! You never stop thinking about designs, do you?

Kimberly said...

You're still making beautiful items. You might not feel like your sketches are good but I beg to differ.

If you remain a little less confident about your sketches, just remember that they are a rough draft.

Christie said...

Very cool stuff you've got there. I like the yellow!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the beautiful compliments... The halter top is still a work in progress.. I have 2 balls left of the anchor and aunt lydia... so I will continue on with lengthening it.

Madelyn said...

Lovely work Sheila, as always.

Valerie said...

You do such wonderful work. I can't get over how quickly you roll out projects. -=applauds=-

Sheila said...

Thanks for all the compliments. I finished the Tank Top last nite and can't wait to present it to my niece.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

As usual I roll into your blog and find something amazing!!! And as for the sketching, I do the same badly too! Try buying a little sketch book. I always keep it in my work bag so that when I'm inspired I can pull it out and add to it. Then when I am ready to sew, I just flip through it to review ideas to add to new garments.

del said...

Those sketches look good to me! And I love the tops, especially the orangey one. Gorgeous!

Adrienne said...

wow, everything looks wonderful!!!