Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Photos, as promised....

Somewhere amid the 300-odd (no exaggeration) step-by-step photos for my current secret-squirrel project, I ponced about briefly in front of the camera to show you the finished Crochet Lace Tank.If you look closely enough, you'll see the dodgey missed row.... so please don't look very closely.
As the crochet softens up and drops, I'm starting to think that I should have made a size Small rather than a Medium. (Or perhaps with all this swimming I'm doing lately, my shoulders will bulk up enough to keep the straps up...?). The back neckline is getting lower and lower as the straps drop....This top took less than a skein, came together quickly and feels fab (if a little big) to wear. I'm totally in love with the colour (called "Black Walnut").

Having a cuppa and a look through Ravelry with crochet-queen Lara today, has me thinking about what to do with the left over skein-and-a-bit of the gorgeous Claudia Handpainted (linen) Yarn that I have. So many options..... (And I'm trying not to think of the option of tracking down Prudence Mapstone and buying a few more skeins of this yarn. I love it).

8 comments:

trudi@maudeandme said...

You have done a great job. Maybe I'll get brave enough to attempt the pattern oneday.

Liam's Mummy said...

Love it! So beautiful.

Fiona said...

That looks great!! Have fun with the rest of the yarn!

Tas said...

Looking fabulous as always.

Anything with that many photographs has to be really exciting or really boring but I have faith in you so I am going with your secret project being cool and exciting ;)

Annie said...

Love it, what is it with crotcheting at the moment, I'm hooked!!!!!

word verification roisee!!!!!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Me, I knit cardigans! and duck feet.

meli B said...

Not only do I love the finished top, I am totally impressed that you can follow a pattern. I'm still stuck on trebles and can't follow even the most basic instructions.

Fer said...

Mmmmm... so yummy. I've been dabbling with a bit of crochet too lately, it makes a nice change from knitting now and again. ♥