Monday, 11 May 2009

Sera Lace Top

This is the Sera Lace Top by Doris Chan from the Interweave Crochet magazine Fall 2007. I have made this for Lisa so I can't show it in wear just yet. I will have to follow Lisa about with my camera and hope that she tries it on tomorrow. As you can see from the magazine photo the pattern stitch will spread in wear making it very lacy but if I tried it on then it would be lace stretched to it's limits!

I can't tell you what the yarn is that I used as it was a cone (possibly 4ply acrylic) that was in the bag of oddments that Lisa gave me to make the Granny Takes a trip jacket. I decided that it was too fine to incorporate in the jacket so found a different use for it.

The sweater for me has grown a little. My wrists were hurting yesterday so I didn't make as much progress as I would have liked. I don't know if you can see from the close up photo that the shell pattern goes upwards for the yolk and I am now crocheting downwards in the round to make an empire line shape. I am still using the Jewel sweater as a template for size. Hopefully more photos tomorrow - wrists permitting.

The sun is shining but it is still a bit windy. I am missing sitting out into the fresh air in the back garden for a crochet. I could still go but it's not quite the same feeling if I am wearing my fleece. Roll on summer. My arthritis and I are looking forward to some warmth. If I ever win the lottery then I will definitely move to a warmer, less damp, climate.


Kathy said...

Your crocheting is just wonderful. I really need to pick up my hooks again. I tried the Blue Curacao but it's been so long since I've crocheted I got lost on the first row.

Maybe I need to start with something a bit simpler.

Hope your knee is improving. I have a lame puppy right now and I think of you every time I have to take him outside on his leash.

Mad about Craft said...

You've really been working those Elves in the cellar really hard, you really are a slave driver!

Zu said...

Love that sweater, the color and stitch pattern are gorgeous!
Hope your wrist feels better tomorrow.

Suze said...

Your work is inspiring. Makes me want to stop everything else I'm keeping myself busy with and just take up hooking. Right here, right now!

June said...

I really like the Sera Lace pattern and hope to make it for myself one day. What good value was the Fall 2007 Interweave Magazine. I am making the peplum cardigan by Lily Chan from the same issue and am really liking it.

Beansieleigh said...

I am just in AWE of you!!! I have been SO-ooo busy, and I come back to your blogger page, since last seeing the green shawl, and I am LOVING EVERYTHING you've made SINCE!! Beautiful Work!!