28 December 2007

So, now, I'm also posting over at Crochet Chicks now, so hopefully I'll be better. Below is the famed sweater for the roommate complete with a bit of a crazy explanation of what I'm doing.

On your right, is the portion of a cardigan I'm making for my roommate's holiday gift. She wanted something unique and interesting. What I'm doing is a cluster stitch. After a foundation row of sc, ch 2, pull a loop through the first sc, yo, pull a loop through the second, yo. Pull last yo through all four loops on hook. Ch1. That gives you the cluster pattern I am using. The fashioning of the sweater is going to be rather unique and hopefully my pattern will make sense to anyone else who reads it. I'm making the sweater in the style of a robe. The piece to the right is the bottom all the way to just below the bust (right now). It will be solid all the way to the sleeve line. I'll leave space to insert the sleeve directly into the solid pattern. I will mold the front section directly off of the solid portion (man I wish I was better at this) and attach it to the neckline. THEN - I plan to crochet a wide lapel collar that will continue down to hold the button and button holes. The sleeves and body of the sweater are in the cluster pattern. The lapel will probably be in sc to allow for a tighter weave and contrast.

SO - that's the brilliant introduction of Renee to the Crochet Chicks.

x-posted to Crochet Chicks.

20 December 2007

Those Sweaters with the letter on it...

Aside from holiday gifties, the only thing I've been working on are sweaters in the style of Mrs. Weasley. In fact, I've become so good at them, I will be selling them on commission. Your very own personalized sweater! Right now, I'm just going to get back to the second to last gifty a chocolate brown sweater for my mom. I have 14 hours to finish it. That's actual time, not free time.

A picture of my friend, Beth in her Lord Voldemort-styled sweater. She often cosplays Lord Voldemort at various Harry Potter events and we all thought it was terrifically funny for her to have a sweater that is Avada Kedavra green for her LV costume.