Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Doggie Sweater

I've been working up this little crochet dog sweater.
No pattern, just half double crochet throughout. I've finished the back and now I'm starting on the front.

The other project you can see in this photo is the new house; it needs flooring. So there's not a lot of time for knitting or crochet but I'm still trying to work on some stuff here and there.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

WIPs: Perfect Pockets Shawl, a sweater, and a dog sweater

 Back in 2018, my niece Alysson showed me this photo by Sonja Hood:

It was October and she was wondering if I could knit it up for her in time for Christmas. I told her that it's crochet, and that I had already made her Christmas gift (it was a pair of socks) so she would have to wait. Shortly thereafter, I started the Perfect Pockets Shawl for her. I worked up the first section quickly, and started the middle portion- the main body of the shawl. I got about 9 rows in and then set it down to work on other things. And so it sat in my closet, for years.

I finally decided to pick it up and continue working on it and now I've gotten the main body portion done.

See the ball of yarn in the photo? It wasn't enough to complete the shawl, and now I've run out of yarn. I know I bought two giant balls of yarn for this shawl (of course I don't remember the brand) but I'm sure the second ball has been packed up and is now in storage awaiting our move. So this project is doomed to remain a work in progress a little bit longer.

Another project I've been working on is just a simple stockinette stitch sweater. I'm using Buttercream Angel Hair solids in this beautiful red color. The fiber content is 50% acrylic, 28% nylon and 22% wool. 

I'm usually not a fan of fun fur and fluffy yarn, but this stuff is sooo soft, and it was on clearance. The only color available was red- I would much rather have had a black fluffy sweater. But, the softness is exquisite and I told myself I could make a holiday sweater. So I've started it, knitting along with The Witcher series on Netflix. 

I'm about ready to cast on for the sleeves, but I've run out of episodes. Now I'll have to find something else to entertain me while I work swathes of stockinette.

One final WIP is a sweater I'm crocheting for my dog. Again in Impeccable, this time their tweedy version.

It's just a simple half double crochet rectangle that I'm shaping to his body. I'll be making another piece for the under belly area and then sew it up leaving holes for the front legs. Not sure how this one will turn out, but it's perfect for working on when I'm bored of knitting.

Hope you've got lots of projects on the go, too!

Happy Knitting!