Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Crochet Tunic Top Now For Sale



This is a crochet tunic pattern worked from the top down with turns at the end of each row in sport weight yarn. The recommended yarn is Knit Picks Shine Sport. The pattern is for an intermediate crochet skill level.

Written for bust measurements:

Small [32-34 inches]
Medium [36-38 inches]
Large [40-42 inches]
X-Large [44-46 inches]
XX-Large [48-50 inches]
XXX-Large [52-54 inches]

This top is intended to be very close fitting with some waist shaping.

Delivery of the pattern is via e-mail in a pdf format. It will be e-mailed within 24 hours of payment. Please check your spam folders.

$6.00

Purchase can be made at my Etsy Shop or on ravelry.com.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Socks Done!

I just had to finish the socks. Here is the pair.



And some artistic shots.





Friday, July 25, 2008

My First Handmade Socks





These socks are crocheted! The pattern is Cabled Socks and I just love all the versions I have seen on Ravelry. I only have one done because of course, I have to modify stuff and it takes a little longer but the second one should be done ALOT faster. The yarn is Silk City Bambu 7 and the hook is a 2.55 mm (size 0) steel. Hopefully my photography will improve when I take picks of the pair. :)

Sugar 'N Cream Stuff





I had a 12 oz skein of Sugar 'N Cream and decided it was time to use it up. I made a Market Bag, a dish sponge and another spiral scrubbie. I'm surprised how soft the yarn was and I think I'll be using it more, especially when it goes on sale. :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

July Sweater of the Month

I'm a member of the Sweater of the Month Club on Ravelry and this month my plan was/is to crochet a tank top from an existing pattern rather than creating something from scratch. I figured it would be easier and quicker but I've realized there is a reason I tinker with patterns. The gauge swatches I have made are very open and holey (two different patterns, two different yarns, various hooks). Gorgeous but I'll have to wear something underneath for modesty. It defeats the purpose of summerwear to have 2 layers. But they are so pretty.

Lelah Top



This is the size 4T version of the Lelah Top (knitting). I've wanted to make this top for myself for such a long time but thought it would look better on my daughter. Took less time and yarn too. :)

The yarn is Elann Sonata in Coffee Bean (2.5 skeins) and I used a size 6 needle. I had to resize the pattern but it was simple enough. Made a gauge swatch and figured out to make 11 repeats of the lace for a 22" chest. Then simple stockinette for the top part with crocheted straps. I added a picot edging to match the eyelet row.

The hardest part of the project was getting my little one to sit still for fittings and then to take the picture. It looks more artistic this way. :)