Monday, February 26, 2007

Completed Sweater & Hat

Here is a picture of my crocheted baby sweater (sans buttons) and knit cap to go with it. I opted for a knit cap because it will be a bit warmer on my newborn granddaughter's head, plus I can't find a crocheted baby cap that I like. This sweater was crocheted using Mary Rhodes pattern which came with her DVD and was invaluable to me in making my first crocheted sweater. She goes very slowly through the process and shows you exactly what you need to do as you progress along. Since I'm a visual learner, I can't imagine completing this sweater without it. Mary, if you're reading this, congrats on a job well done, you talented woman you!

This is an afghan I made in the 90's using the then available Germantown yarns by Brunswick. It has held up like a charm and sadly, as far as I know, it's no longer available. This seems to happen quite often with a workhorse yarn that many people love using, it gets discontinued! So, with this knowledge in mind, it pays to stock up on some of your favorites for future projects so that when the time comes, the yarn may be discontinued, but YOU"LL have some in your stash!

I need to decide which buttons I'm going to put on the sweater and finish that up and then give it to my daughter for my sweet little one. So, until next time, dear readers, be well, be happy, and crochet on!