Monday, November 3, 2008

finally! a few FO's

It feels pretty good to have actually completed something. And something I'm pleased with. Lately I haven't been pleased with the projects I've finished. Perhaps I'm getting too picky? I'll likely feel even better about this sweater after, or if, it's blocked. Seems I've got a bunch of projects 'in the works' and can't seem to bring something to the FO stage, until now. I started this sweater set for our youngest granddaughter last weekend and completed the sweater and hat today, so a two week turn around! I marathoned this one because it just fits her now and if I delayed it wouldn't. I made the pattern at the biggest size as well. It is from a Paton's booklet titled "Tiny Crochet". I used three full skeins and part of a fourth of Bernat Baby fingering yarn. I was going to write a scathing report on this yarn. It splits terribly. I did find going up a hook size helped with the splitting. More information is on Ravelry. And this has not been blocked as yet.
R modeled for a brief moment and then cued me that the photo session was over in her adorable? little way.

We're done here!

S has also been busy being an elf for her sister. The sister needed a bunch of afghans done for Christmas gifts and enlisted S's willing help. The pattern was quite a challenge for S with increases and decreases and counting. It took her a few repeats to get the hang of the pattern but to say I'm very proud of her and her accomplisment would be a total understatement. She used 4 and part of a 5th skein of Lion Brand Homespun bulky. The pattern was a Herrschner's pattern called a Round Ripple. When she finished the repeats called for it was about 8 inches bigger than the estimated size on the pattern but she's a loose crocheter.


  1. The sweater set and model are adorable! I like the size the afghan turned out. Great work, S!

  2. Wow, S what wonderful work! Its just beautiful!