Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Oh Steek! Or it worked and he loves it!


Hello,
first a bit of a warning....this post is very photo heavy, but I just couldn't help it.I have something rather special to show you ( well I think so at any rate). M's tank top is finished.

The pattern is Susan Crawford's Wartime vintage sleeveless pullover

obviously the colours are completely different to the ones she suggested and mine is made in a combination of her yarns and jamiesons.

The pattern was written so you worked it in the round up until the armholes and then you worked the front separately. I nearly followed the pattern, but I really wanted to try steeking again. The last time was for Ursula and it was not really a success( read this a stressful, blood, curdling, nightmare). This time, however, hurray it all worked perfectly!

I set up quite a large steek area and was prepared to use the sewing machine on it as well but the yarn was perfectly well behaved and the crochet sufficed.

I love how it looks and I love how happy M is with it. Of course he has had a few people who have told him he looks like a grand-dad in it but he says that it is lovely and warm and he has worn it every day this week so I think that is a very good sign. I have loved all the fairisle colour changes and patterns. The stars are just twinkly enough without being glaringly obvious. I have ended up with a lot of extra yarn so I am looking around to see what patterns I can find for future projects.

Till next time

A x

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