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Friday, March 22, 2013

On The Needles

Today's project is on just one needle/hook.  I'm crocheting 5 year old granddaughter Mae a special sweater. It's called Flower Sweater-probably because of the awesome flowers.  I had great plans to use the fingering yarn that the designer suggested but my local JoAnn's didn't have anything that made me happy so I went with Caron Simply Soft. It is so soft!  That means a larger crochet hook-size 5.00mm/G and pattern modifications.

The pattern is designed for a 3 year old and 5 year old.   I started out with the 3 year old numbers. After the 3rd start, I got my increases where they lined up like they are supposed to. I don't know if it was me or the pattern and really now it doesn't matter. This is a really fun sweater to make. And my little girl is thrilled.

I tried it on her yesterday after the 2nd green yoke stripe and it was a nice fit with a little grow room. I measured her and know how long to make the body and the sleeves. She asked if it would be done so she could wear it today. Sorry, Sweetie, it will be done soon if your Poppy doesn't mess with Gramma's plan of sitting and stitching all weekend.

Today is my Baby Girl's birthday and I finished her 3S Shawl just in time. I hope she likes it.  It was a super easy pattern and I'l like to make one for myself using bigger needles and worsted weight yarn.  I know I have enough Wool-Ease in my stash to do that!  This is finish number 6 for the Sticks 'n Strings Challenge 2013

What's on your needles? I'll be linking up with Judy L at Patchwork Times.  See her post on the Pooling Sock Yarn Challenge????  Oh yeah, I'll be starting that as soon as my box of fun gets here!!!


justquiltin said...

What a cute crocheted sweater! Your 3S Shawl turned out lovely - I was thinking of making another from that pattern too.

Stella Nemeth said...

I'm going to be checking out that 3S shawl as soon as I finish posting this. Looks interesting.

Keep providing process information on how you are making sure things fit. Frankly I've never had people try things on, but I've also never worked in the round where trying things on were possible. I need to be reminded to do that.

Judy Laquidara said...

I love that little sweater. I need to work on my crochet skills. I did get the pattern after you showed it. Love the 3S shawl. That's something else I have in queue. I know you're going to say it's mutual but you're a bit of a bad influence . . in a good way! :)

Diane Wagner said...

Your Flower Sweater is adorable...love all the colors you're using. I agree that the Caron yarn is really soft. Good work!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

What a pretty sweater! I'm sure she'll love it. The shawl looks adorable on your bear.

Maggie said...

That sweater is fabulous!

Judy S. said...

Cute, cute sweater! Great colors, too. I'll bet you have one happy little gal when you finish.

NurseBrandy said...

ok, I still love that shawl, and it turned out gorgeous. BUT I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that little sweater! Your little GD is going to look absolutely adorable in it! I can't wait to see the photo when it's complete. :)