Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sophie, we have a problem!


I thought I would give you a little crochet up date on my Sophie's Universe Cal. Well first off it is not going quite as expected. I completed parts one to three without any problems and I thought it was looking pretty good.

Then I did the first couple of rounds of part four and decided I hated it.

So I rushed out and bought a few more colours, y'know just to make it a bit more interesting as the 15 I had didn't seem quite right. I started thinking that maybe everything that I had done up until that point might not be right. So maybe I should start I did. After a day I decided that I really did still like the first version and I now really liked the second.

Pretty hey? They have mostly the same colours with a couple of differences and yet they look completely different ( well to my eyes anyway) the second seems to glow.

So I guess I am now making two! Part 7 starts tomorrow and whilst others industriously work on that I will start Part 5. I probably won't ever catch up as I am fairly slow. But I am really enjoying the journey are you making your own little universe? How is it going?

Till next time

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Oh Steek! Or it worked and he loves it!

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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