Sweater weather is here - maybe even winter coat weather some mornings. I'm not thrilled about the colder weather, but what can you do when you live in central Illinois?
I saw this book a few months ago and knew I had to have it. Had to. I loved everything in the book, and the book itself has gorgeous photos. Of course the minute I got the book home, somebody knocked over a glass of water all over my new book. Of course! But it was just water, whew! It doesn't look quite the same now, but I can still use it. The book is written for those living and crocheting in England, and possibly other countries. I never knew that a DC(double crochet) there is the same as a SC(single crochet) here. I'm sure most of you don't know any crochet stitches, but there is a big difference. Still, it was easy to remember the difference and I crocheted up this summer sweater. It took me almost 3 months, not because of the difficulty, just because of the yarn. I used the yarn suggested, Rowan Cotton Glace, and I could not find it anywhere locally. I had to purchase it online, and just when I was about finished, I ran out and had to buy more.
Faye has been asking me to crochet her a sweater for awhile now. I'm just so leery about making clothes, but I guess I'll give it a try. I decided to make a small sweater Alex's size first and see how it turns out. If I screw it up big time, at least I haven't wasted as much time or yarn. This took me about 3 days.
Andy helped me find some buttons - they are my favorite part! Little gingerbread boys!
We're about 99% sure that Alex will never put this on, or if we make him it will be a screaming/kicking/hitting match, but I do really like it. Andy thought the color was a little girly for a boy. I completely agree - I should have gone with the blue. I do think though that Faye would love it if I made one for her in lavender or white, with some cute girly buttons. Or I may keep searching for something else.