Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Crochet short n sweet shrug 3 sizes

I have just finished my umpteenth version of the short n sweet shrug from the Stitch n Bitch The Happy Hooker book. I know the stitch off by heart now and have done so many variations to use up different yarn from my stash for different sizes. The photo shown my own UK size 18, My friend's UK size 8 and the small version adapted for the teeny tiny teenager who lives next door. She is just like a doll. I made hers from some Sirdar Silky Look DK I had in my stash. I made it on a 4mm hook and just scaled the pattern down somewhat.

I have also finished knitting a short tie fronted bolero in Aran thickness from a free pattern I found on the DROPPS site (Garnstudio) rnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=87&d_id=15&lang=us I do find their patterns very hard to follow. They seem to be very loosely translated into English. I cannot follow the charts with the lace stitches on. In the end I blew up the photo of the cardigan and zoomed in on the stitch and did my own version of it. If I make this garment again though I would make the ties a little longer as there is scant enough to tie at the waist. I have started another of their patterns which is supposed to have mock eyelet style panels and I wasted all evening trying to make head or tale of that chart and gave up once again and decided to make my own version of a panel. They have some wonderful patterns and yarns. I haven't tried any of the crochet patterns as yet so will see if they are any easier to follow.

I have also started to crochet a baby blanket in 3 colours from Cute Crochet for Tiny Tots. My knitting groups is making things for the premature baby unit at Bolton so I thought it was time I started to make a few things for our next meet. I have not as yet been given any sizes of chests or blanket sizes so am just going to hope for the best and do a selection of garments and see which one they think is the most useful.

I am still sock knitting. I am on my second sock from the Knitty Jaywalker pattern and waiting for my order from Angel Yarns to arrive. I have waited 2 weeks and when nothing arrived I e mailed and got told sorry no more of that yarn available and yet 3 weeks later the site is still showing the Sale yarn as being available! I think it says somewhere is small print subject to availability but surely if 3 weeks has passed and they know there is none of that yarn left they should in all fairness take the offer down from the web as how many other people besides me have placed an order in? I have written back to say I will accept 3 different colours of any sock yarn for the same Sale price but as yet have not received an answer. Surely this is false advertising if they continue to advertise the yarn in the Sale knowing they have none left? This whole thing has put me off from ordering from them in the future. Garnstudio advertises sock yarn at a very reasonable price so maybe next time I will give them a whirl if I get no success with Angel.

1 comment:

Mad about Craft said...

I love the shrugs. I will look out for this book as I wouold really enjoy doing this shrug, I wear shrugs a lot.