Friday, March 14, 2008

OMG, Crochet!

Just edging for a neckline, but the only successful crocheting I've ever done. Ta Da!

I really like the way this tidies up the edge and definitely want to try it again. I followed the directions in the back of the book: Victorian Lace Today.

As soon as the neckline was done, I pulled it on over the boring white tee shirt I had on and snapped a pic. You can see a pucker at the top of the sleeve in this picture, but that seemed to relax out as I wore it. I don't think it helped that my tee shirt was wrinkled up under it! Anyway, I haven't woven in the ends from seaming the sleeves, so if I need to, I can try to sew the cap better.

The length worked out well as it covers the belt band of my jeans and there is no danger of tummy hanging out. Despite tummy coverage, it does seem a little risque! I'll have to get just the right tank to go under it, if it is going to see the light of day. And, the weather will have to get *a lot* warmer ;-)

7 comments:

knitseashore said...

It looks so old-fashioned and vintage-y, so pretty. I hope you can find the top that you want to go with it.

heather t said...

wow, that is really pretty! I want to make a Tomato for summer; guess it's time to start going on that!

Lynne said...

Looks very pretty! You'll have to model it properly for us.
I've been eyeballing the top and I too think it will need to be worn over a tank cos well it is rather holey. And two days ago I also did my first successful crochet!

Devorah said...

Very pretty and delicate. Nice job!

Kristen said...

Now I see how the sleeves fit! Cascade Sierra is a nice yarn for the tee. About the only crochet I do is for edgings too.

Ina said...

Congratulations, it looks great!

2paw said...

Wow, it looks so feminine and gorgeous!!! Love the pattern and the sleeves look perfect!!