Tuesday, July 26, 2011

3rdX the Charm!

This is my third start on the Designer Wannabe Tank from Stitch'n Bitch: The Happy Hooker. I just could not get a color and yarn combo I was happy with. Now, I've got it and want to get this puppy done! It calls for beads for the scalloped edging and I would so love something really cool.

I have modified the pattern to have a ten stripe repeat instead of three. Also, I am working it in the round. I will also make the trim all one color. So far so good!
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Installment 1 in the Loop d Loop Crochet Adventure

I started the Sidesaddle Cluster Pullover on July 4.  This is my first project on my new resolution to make all the projects in Teva Durham's Loop d Loop Crochet.  I am about a third of the way through this project.  The only adjustment I've made to the project is to  add more stitches under armhole to create a little larger armhole and to adjust my hook sizes to allow me to get gauge.

Also, I am going to make the bottom of the tunic as one-piece.  I will still turn it to maintain the great lace pattern but I am not a huge fan of seaming in crochet.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Birthday Resolution

With the passing of my birthday, I have decided to make a resolution for the remainder of the year.  I am going to work my way through Teva Durham's, Loop d Loop Crochet front to back.  Okay, I already made the "little girl's bolero" and I started the "sidesaddle cluster pullover" but after that I am starting with the "Hip Slung Belt" and working my way through.

I think it will be a great adventure and a crochet workout.

The order is:
Hip Slung Belt
Brocade Boots
Patch Pocket Skirt
Track Stitch Tunic

I cleaned up my ravelry page and ordered some yarn to get me started.  Very, very excited.