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… and some thingsfor me, as well

February 11th, 2007

Strawberry Cardigan

The good news is that y’all only have to hear about this particular crochet book for the next 3 weeks or so. The other bit of good news is that 15 of the 25 projects are either done or entirely not my responsibility to design and crochet. Yay! Another 5 of those 25 have the patterns written and the garments in progress. That leaves me with 5 from scratch, which feels definitely doable this morning.

What can I say? I’m in an optimistic mood, I guess!

My current favorite is photographed above. It’s a long, unstructured cardigan, perhaps to be worn with a belt, crocheted in Cascade Dolce (Alpaca, Wool, Silk, oh my!). Because it’s long and loose, I’m really grateful to be working with a G7/4.5mm hook on this one! I’ve got the back (as photographed above) and both fronts done, and am just starting on the sleeves. So. Another day or so and it’ll be done as well. And, this is a really big project. We’re not talking strappy tank here!

When good projects go bad

On the flip side of things, this beautiful mess is two skeins of Curious Creek Gombe alpaca. A gorgeous yarn, but I made a few critical errors early on in the project and it all needs to be ripped back and refigured. I think, at this point, I may scrap the original concept and showcase the yarn in a simpler stitch pattern instead. What makes the frogging worse is that I’m double-stranding the yarn here. That means slow going on the ribbing out.

Mixed in, you’ll see a couple of balls of Alchemy bamboo. These are heading off to Alana today for a skirt design that I should be writing up this minute. So. I think I’ll get to it.

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4 Responses to “… and some things for me, as well”

  1. Catie Phillips Says:

    I’m excited about the book, and I don’t even crochet (yet).

  2. Mandy Says:

    The Dolce one look very beatiful.
    Courage, ma chère, and good luck!! 🙂

  3. Iris Says:

    I love the way the cardigan is coming along, it has a lovely lace look to it.

  4. SamLaTricoteuse Says:

    This Dolce cardigan seems fabulous.. I am usually (sorry !) not a crochet fan but this one is definitely on my “to-do” list – hopefully you plan larger size than usual – ah! ah!

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