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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My Creative Space (and first WIP done!)

I am so happy with my new little cardi. I just love it. I used Amamda’s squared vest crochet pattern. And despite Amanda telling me it would be quick and easy to make, it actually took me ages.
I ran out of yarn (again) and then somehow I stuffed up the sleeve edges. But I managed to fix both, as you can see, by adding in some rounds of matching scrap yarns and by threading some hat elastic around the sleeve edges.
When I started I thought I would use a big 7mm hook in an attempt to make the yarn go further (does that actually work?), but by the end I thought it was a little loose. Luckily it was a tad too big and the yarn I used is wool, so I lightly felted it and now it is perfect!
I love, love, love it and I can’t wait for some slightly warmer weather to wear it. Also perfect is that it is my first WIP to be completed in my WIP Challenge. Only 4 more things to finish!
And join Kirsty on her Creative Space Thursday.

11 comments:

gemmipop said...

Wow! That's gorgeous! Well done!

melissa said...

Good on you for finishing it off, what a great pattern and looks gorgeous!

Only four more to go!...Good Luck!

Heidi said...

Oh fabulous....thats so divine!

Amanda said...

Oh girl I LOVE IT!!! love the yarn and the idea of the elastic is brilliant, you rock it...

Sorry it took a bit longer to make..But glad it was worth it!!

Tracey said...

oh it looks fab, going to give that a try I think. I too like the elastic idea!

LeelaBijou said...

Gorgeous!!!

the textured leaf said...

I love everything about this! The 'holey' way it comes together in the making, especially.
Gorgeous colour choices too, :)

Kate said...

LOVE it!
Making things for yourself is just the best thing ever don't you think.

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh My god Renee it's utterly gorgeous! I bet you can't wait til it's a little warmer. xo

Susan L (lily40au) said...

So much of the time having to think your way out of something results in somehting exceptional ... and it has this time. I love it.
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Kylie said...

It looks great - well done - might have to add this to my list for next winter.

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