Monday, January 24, 2011

Tunic: done but not blocked

My tunic turned out well! It even nearly fits, and I'm confident that once I block it it'll fit just right. It came together fairly quickly, and was super easy (each motif took about 10 minutes...I'm sure some would say that's hardly quick, but in the world of thread that's practically light speed). The best part: it was a join-as-you-go project, which means NO SEWING. My favorite kind of project. I'm sure this will get more wear than a shawl would have, which was the original purpose of this yarn.

The down side: I'm now project-less.  Uh oh.

All done except the weaving in of the last row's pesky ends.

This pattern called for a "box pleat" in the middle of the neckline, which involved gathering the middle five motifs all together and sewing them together at the top so it looks like there's only one. OK, so there was a TINY bit of sewing.
Then one more motif was put in the gap created by the box pleat, and a couple of rows of double crochet went around the arm holes.

This will definitely fit better post-blocking.

I really dig the back.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Super long warp becomes super long scarf

Not sure what all those bumps are ... I should probably check that out. And I haven't wet finished it. I'm sort of afraid to. But I like it! My first rigid heddle project that's fit for human consumption.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Change of plans

So I joined a crochet-along before Christmas to make a really lovely shawl from some fine mohair yarn. But I sort of hated how it was turning out. Maybe the yarn was wrong, maybe my gauge was wrong, I don't know. So I frogged it and started making a "tunic" from my Crochet So Fine book.  I'm liking it a lot better and I'm sure I'll like it even more once it's been blocked and is more flat and even. I really do like the yarn.
This is the back, about two-thirds done

Close-up. Pretty, yes?

Monday, January 03, 2011

Done and done

I finished most of the projects I started before Christmas. It turns out they were mostly socks.

Obviously this is not socks. This is a cowl, laid out flat.