Transformation Thursday: Brithday Yarn Part 3 or The Twice Crocheted Sweater

Happy Transformation Tuesday Thursday!

imageI missed out on Transformation Tuesday because I was having a lady date with my lovely and lively grandmother.  We had lunch at Olive Garden, did some shopping at Target, and of course had to pick up some yarn at Michael’s (they had cotton on sale)!

I thought I would still take the opportunity to update everyone on Sweater-gate.  I am about a third of the way done now with the pattern.  It is working up bigger now that I have relaxed on my tension.  I will say though if the pattern needed the tension that loose they could have adjusted the hook size or even added more stitches.

Even with the relaxed tension it is still not measuring where it should.  I don’t know if that is to give it room to relax and stretch, or if the stitches are still too tight (even though the yarn is slack on the hook).  Either way I am going to work it through the end of the neck and if it is too small I will frog it back out to before the neck and add in a few rows, that way I will not loose too much time and patience.

Behold: A quarter of a sweater!

imageThe link to the pattern can be found here:  Birthday Yarn Part One

In other news I am preparing for the local interstate fair.  I have to have my entry for postmarked by next Tuesday, even though the entries are not due until September 8th.  It makes me wonder how productive I can be in the next month.  I am thinking I can be pretty productive (most likely this means I will over commit and be up all hours of the night on the 7th).  Woo, yarn adventure!

What’s everyone else working on?  Is anyone else going to enter a fair?

Happy Hooking and (k)Nifty Knitting!
Megan

Transformation Tuesday: Birthday Yarn Part One 7/21/2015

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For this Transformation Tuesday I started working with the yarn my husband bought me for my birthday; 5 balls of Caron Simply Soft in Dark Sage.

I love natural fibers as much as the next girl; however there are times when the wallet can’t support lots of work done in natural fibers.  Due to the financial constraints of grad school I have been using more and more acrylic yarn.

I have not used Caron Simply Soft since the first scarf I ever crocheted, and since this was the my first experience working with yarn, I did not know what I was working with.  All that being said, I LOVE working with this yarn!  This yarn is so smooth and easy to work with.

Along with Caron yarn I am working a Caron pattern.  The pattern I am working on is a pretty v-neck tunic, has been fairly easy (so far).  I think it will style nicely with leggings, or skinny jeans.  Best of all this pattern is FREE!

The pattern can be found here:

http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/v-topper.html

The pattern includes double crochet, double slip stitches, and lots and lots of counting.  In order to keep up with the counting I have used stitch-markers to mark every 20 stitches.  This allows me to only have to count to 20, instead of counting to 122 each row; saving me a massive amount of time.

Current progress:

So I have shown you mine; now you show me yours!  What are you all working on out in internet land?

Happy Hooking and (k)Nifty Knitting!

Megan