Thursday, October 12, 2006
I started my second sweet top and decided to trust the template, therefore use the one size hook. While my guage was spot on the 5" for the back of the neck looked very very tiny. So while ironing I got my trusty tape measure out and started measuring the neck on my tops and shirts. Only to find out it really should have been 7". I then measured my CAL Top and because I used a larger hook for the neck section it was 7". So the moral of the story is don't let your husband do the measuring, measure your favourite top instead. So here is looking forward to doing the lace edge version next in lovely 4ply green cotton.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
This is my finished crochet along top. Sweet isnt it! I wore it today and recieved quite a few compliments which was very nice. I have already raided my stash looking for the next project to try. The Purple necklace I made this afternoon just because I was on a roll. Next time I dont think I will be using the largest size hook. I used a 6mm on the top/sleeve section. A 5.5mm from the join in the V then a 5mm just as it went over my boobs. I will trust the template. Thank you to Amy for creating something so nice. I still can not get over the fact that you only measure the back of your neck and it fits!!!!
Friday, October 06, 2006
As you can see the top is really starting to take shape now. I have done an extra decrease under the arm on both sides but that was all it took to pull it in, plus this cotton is reasonably heavy the drape is nice.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Back to the CAL
My lovely 6yr old took this picture for me, and I really must start wearing makeup if I am going to post my photo, but who has time. Ok I made the deeper V. Made my arm holes too big ripped out a few rows, so that is sorted. I am a little concerned about the back but we do have to go over the boobs yet, so am not to concerned yet....determined not to rip out any more. PS. Hello to the other Dawn
The handbag is based on a booga bag. This is my first attempt but I need to make it larger to be of any real use. I'd love to say the necklace was my idea but no, This is one of Jenny Kings designs. An Australian crochet queen. I think the pillow does it more justice than my self portrait.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
This is for Rebecca. What I did my gauge was 4 the back of my neck was five. That made A to be 20. divide by 3, B=7 multiply by 2, C=14, add 20 + 14, D=34 + 6, E= 40. that number of stitches will not fit over your head and it is not supposed to. It wont fit over your head until you get to the bottom of the V. You are making the back and over the shoulder. So it does not join together until the V is done. Hope that helps.