Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Starting the New Year off with FOs

On New Year's Eve I finished sewing up and blocking a couple lingering crochet projects. First up, my first crochet garment - a granite vest. Not a fancy design but I learned a bit about fit, putting a piece of clothing together and the reverse crochet stitch. I picked the pattern up from a Patons booklet at Joann Fabrics. I used KnitPicks Andrean Treasure in granite. The only change I made was adding another round of single crochet around the neckband to decrease the depth of the V. If I made it again I'd make the shoulder straps shorter to fit me better. I'll probably frog this at some point-but that's okay as I learned alot from the process.

I finished this poncho awhile ago except for blocking it. When I saw my sister's gray poncho that she knitted, I wanted something similar! I used a pattern from the Garnsstudio website for a girl's poncho and figured if I used bulky yarn and a bigger hook it would turn out okay. It's 3 skeins of Sierra in mist. I may add a flower at the V-maybe one that can be removed at will.
Now to finish up my punchneedle and rug hooking projects. In the meantime, here's what I'm thinking about next for crochet, from Interweave Crochet Fall '06.


Bonnie said...

Are you sure you want to frog it? That color looks great on you. However, if you know you won't wear it, then I guess frogging and making something else is the best way to go.

Love your poncho!

Betsey said...

Well, I haven't frogged it yet and will wear it til I decide. I think it's just a little too big in the shoulder area. I do like the color too.

Lenore said...

Well I'm finally leaving a comment! Betsey, this blog is just wonderful. I love looking at it and am awed by all the things you're in to (and always by your creativity.)

I was going to ask what frogging is, but from the other comments it sounds like taking the whole thing apart? Yes?