Thursday, May 17, 2007

Crochet Maryjanes

Found this pattern HERE on, and thought they were so cute I decided to make a pair. I used Red Heart PLUSH in 'dark purple' and 'light berry', holding both strands together, and size K crochet hook. Except the smaller hook, I followed the pattern exactly.

And those were so easy, I decided to make this pair with regular old Red Heart acrylic, and I added a buckle! They are stiffer/thicker and fit well, but the edging in black took me forever. Also, weaving in the ends was annoying as usual.

Molly's Ruffle Tank

So, I'm knitting another ruffle tank for Molly! I figured I better do it right away while the pattern was still fresh and my motivation was still in tact. I love the color I chose...Bernat Cotton Tots in 'strawberry'. I'm also using circs this time, size 7's, and I'm LOVING IT! The thought of no seaming is enough to make me happy, but there is no purling and I think it's something about the circular motion that is making my stitches even! Here's a pic of my progress so far:

Not much, but I wanted to post a pic (since I know you're the only one who's gonna read this, Bon! ha).

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sara modeling her Ruffle Tank!

It's so big on her, annoying. It looks like a dress, and the straps are too long (after all the strap drama). BUT, the pics are way cute so I'm posting one.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Ruffle Tank: Mission Accomplished

YAY, I finished it! I decided it was too short though, so I added a crocheted ruffle edge on Zette's advice and hoped that it didn't end up looking TOO frilly (is there even such a thing for a 20-month old little Bean?). So without further ado, I present to you...

Sara's Ruffle Tank


and BACK:

Pattern coming soon...

Monday, May 7, 2007

Sara's Ruffle Tank

I'm taking forever to knit this tank top. I started it about two weeks before Paris (so, the end of March) and didn't touch it again until this week. I lost the knitting motivation which, according to Zette, happens from time to time and it's best to just go with it until you feel into knitting again. Well, the excitement of knitting the ruffle for this tank top and then successfully doing my first 3-needle joining has re-motivated me...I'm back, baby! (that was for you, Bon. ha).

Anyway, here is a pic of the tank so far...front of body, ruffle joined. I'm currently knitting the back body panel but am going to eliminate the ruffle for the back as I think it'd be more comfy to wear/lean back on. I think it's going to be SO cute, I can't wait to finish it. Plans for the straps are to knit or crochet them separately and then join to the body...that's different than the pattern instructions but Zette and I agreed (well, she suggested and I agreed) that just binding off the whole thing and then making, and joining, straps would be MUCH easier since I'd modified the pattern to be one size smaller (casting on 5 less than the smallest size given). Sidenote: I'm using Bernat Cotton Tots and I don't like it. It has no give and my stitches are, as seen in the pic, uneven.

So that's my progress thus far. I will of course update once it's completed, hopefully within this millenium, while Sara can still fit into the damn thing!