breakin’ out the ol’ crochet hook for a minute or two

I recently finished knitting up Sassymetrical, a very cute cropped asymmetrical cardigan. I have yet to take final photos of me in it, but here is when it was in the WIP stage:

Asymmetrical Cropped Cardi

Asymmetrical Cropped Cardi

As you can see there’s no closure. Lovely shawl closures you see in a LYS are $25, but I can’t justify the expense. Okay, so I’d rather spend that money on increasing my stash anyways.

I decided to dust off my crochet hook and do a little digging on Ravelry to find a flower I could whip up. I went with this pattern here. You can find it here on Ravelry.

crocheted flower

crocheted flower

Now I just need to figure out how I’m going to attach it without resorting to a safety pin.

I’ll post pics of me modeling it soon!

My first official finished cardi

Even though I started my very first sweater over a year ago, a cable knit cardigan of all things, I only just finished my first one last week.  It’s a Scandinavian design from Drops Design.  I’m partial to their designs, it might have something to do with the fact that they’re free!

I have an embarrassingly large stash of New Zealand wool on cones for making my bags.  One contains one of my favourite colours: violet, lavender, or whatever you want to call it. I HAD to see if I could make myself something out of it to wear.

Please excuse the narcissistic-like photos below, but they were taken for the purpose of posting on Ravelry where it’s the standard to be fun and creative with your photos.  I appreciate it when knitters put personality into showing off their creations.

If I was to do this pattern again, I’d use a softer wool, and make the section before the gathered bottom edge a little longer, so it goes under my boobs!!

PATTERN: 106-30 Short DROPS jacket in stocking stitch

YARN: New Zealand wool, light sport weight doubled, purchased on Ebay

NEEDLES: 4.5mm

MODIFICATIONS: Hardly a modification, but I did a 3-needle bind off on the shoulders.

Glazed pottery buttons with a touch of violet in the middle…poifect!