Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I won a GOLD Medal in the Crochetville Olympic Challenge! The idea was to crochet something during the Olympics that would be a challenge for you to complete in 16 days. You couldn't start until they lit the torch, and it had to be finished before they extinguished the flame. I made a Molly Weasley Sweater. The challenge for me was to stick with it and not get distracted by other projects. I completed it with time to spare. Here are pics of the finished sweater. The pattern can be found in my Etsy shop.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008
Guess what I've been doing all day?! Revising an old pattern -
my Granny Square Jacket pattern. I wrote the pattern about 10 yrs.
ago and recently designed a custom-made GS Jacket for a special customer in France who is now my cyber-friend! Ann wanted the jacket to be fitted and have a hood and ribbed cuffs. After posting pics on the Internet, I had requests for the pattern. I have revised the original GS Jacket pattern to include instructions for adding a hood and ribbed cuffs on the sleeves and on the bottom of the jacket. I think this will be a popular pattern because it's such a versatile design. You can do so many different things with it, such as make the back a solid color, make the hood solid or striped, add buttons or a zipper to the front, leave the hood and cuffs off, use different color schemes or different background colors. I think an off-white background would be stunning (meaning use off-white for the final round on each square). Or red! Or brown, tan, burgundy, navy, plum as shown above..... so many choices!
The pattern is written for M/L and XL/2X.
To make the XS Ann is wearing, just use sport weight yarn and a size G hook. I did 4 rounds on her squares, because she wanted as much color as possible (3 rounds of color and 1 round black for the background color). This is a fun, portable, easy project that will really get you noticed when you wear it this fall!
The top 2 pics are my original GS Jacket I made about 13 yrs. ago. The plum jacket is one I made for a customer about 5 yrs. ago. The next two pics have the hood and cuffs added to my old jacket. The pretty lady is Ann, originally from England now living in France.