Wednesday, January 23, 2008

flutterbyes

no wonder I'm not making much progress on the okie dokie.

every once in a while I go though a crochet jag. my skills get a little better and I get happier, but they don't often last long, I have a problem with my wrist and if I go too long, it begins cracking and getting very painful to hook the yarn.

I'm in the middle of a crochet jag right now, and have decided to milk it for all it's worth. not only did I make P.Z. but now I'm working on a filet crochet top.

The pattern is
Not So Tiny Tops: Green Butterflies by Proper Trappings (this is another Ravelry exclusive pattern, sorry)

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it's my first crochet garment and I’m making some pretty big modifications right off the bat.

the original size wouldn’t fit me, so I upped my gauge so that I wouldn’t have to fiddle too much with the schematic. I'm using Peaches & cream cotton yarn in "peppercorn obre" (soo pretty!) and an "H" hook

I still needed to fiddle though, the increase in gauge made it wider enough to fit around me, but also made it waaaayyy too long, so I had to chop a good 10 rows from the chart, which interrupted the patterning, so I fiddled that around too, not too much, since I really liked the butterflies where they were.

also had to make some minor adjustments to arm holes and neck shaping, but I’m hoping it won’t be too obvious with the finished product.

1 comment:

Sara said...

Ooh, that looks fun. Good luck!

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