Happy Sunday All and how was everyone's weekend?
My weekend was very productive, I managed to finish the sleeves on my great niece's cardigan and my cardigan as well. I tell ya crocheting sleeves can put a damper on a project for sure...lol.
Here is my adult version of my g-niece's sweater which I crocheted in Red Heart cornmeal yellow...
I plan to wear the cardigan with charcoal grey slacks or a skirt and grey shell. I made a soft yellow cowl neck shell for it, but realized there was too much yellow going on. The cowl neck shell is from Butterick 4132 which is a loose fitting pull-over top with sleeve variations. This was a quick and easy project since I only used 2 of the 4 pattern pieces, the front and back are cut flat on the bias and since I used a knit I opted out of the back & front facings and just serged edges. The instruction calls for side slits, but opted out of that too, as for sizing I cut a 16 only to have to remove 1/2" from each side seam because I forgot about going down a size when using a pattern that calls for woven for a knit garment. Since the shell didn't pair well with the cardigan I will wear it with a suit.
Pardon the markings - prewashing stage
Buttons for the cardigan was a challenge because every button I selected from my stash seemed to clash with the open stitch work along the front panels & the color and in the end settled on clear buttons. The bodice part of the sweater was done using half-double crochet stitches and crossed double crochet stitches and the remainder in half-single crochet, with cross hdc stitches along the front panels. When I find some free time I need to sit down and transfer my notes into a pattern format since my sister and niece wants a cardigan, crossing fingers and toes because I am horrible at writing a pattern.
My weekend also included baby making....lol....stuff that is. I am attending a baby shower tomorrow and personally-made a gift for my co-worker... a diaper cake... (contemplating whether I should unwrap it and rearrange it... my g-niece was all over it, several times I found her poking and squeezing it...lol), this was a great project to make and already planning on how to make a housewarming cake....haha !!
The weekend is winding down and have to put away my crafty toys to do some housework ;]
Have a Great Week Everyone !