Do you remember this basket full of yarn? I started my crochet vest in the beginning of March. I was so excited and a little apprehensive as I could not get the correct gauge for the squares. I ended up having to go up two hook sizes and doubling up the yarn. I knew this was going to be a fly by the seat of my pants project, because I did not know if I would have enough yarn to complete it.
The yarn I found that was comparable to what the pattern suggested is actually used for weaving. Buying the suggested yarn was not happening at almost $200. I initially tried this with one strand and it was not working at all. Doubling it up and hoping for the best is all I could do.
This is the Abelia Jacket by Judith Swartz from the winter issue of Interweave Crochet. Obviously this is not going to be a jacket due to lack of yarn so I went for a vest instead.
After the border, this is all the yarn I have left. I really enjoyed the pattern. 153 squares, join as you go, holes left for the arms, and a border, simple. I decided to make two extra joins on each side of the squares as just 3 joins seemed too loose for me.
I will try to get a picture of me in it sometime in the future for your honest opinion. Here I go again, but I just don't think you can tell if something is really nice or not if you have made it. Is it really cheesy but you are not seeing it because you have spent three months working on this project? It will definitely hang loosely and have a bit of an artsy feel to it.
Aren't these gorgeous. A friend of mine handed me these bulbs a year ago to plant. Bulbs do not usually do so well here in Florida. These sprouted right away and continue to flower every few months.
Hope you had a lovely weekend. And for all my friends in the UK, hope the Jubilee is all you had dreamed it to be.