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Monday, July 23, 2007

Manhattan sweater (sort-of)

crochet easy sweater manhattanThis sweater is almost 6 years old but not actively posting at that time, I hadn't written about it... thought I'll remedy that now:-)

It started out as a Manhattan sweater pattern, really snazzy, close-fitting, I measured, re-measured, worked out the gauge etc., then, as usual, suspended the work for about 6 months and forgot about it.

When my mom visited me one Winter, the year LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring was released, I decided to finish it, except, I decided to make it fit my mom instead.

As it happens, I am not an expert at extrapolating crochet patterns, so, this doesn't have the chic finish I was looking for, plus I added a few edging touches not in the original pattern... but, it fits my mom well and she happens to like it. She wears it like a blouse and wraps her saree over, which keeps her plenty warm in Winters here, at least indoors.

I was digging through my old photos and found quite a few of my crochet creations and hope to be posting them soon... just so I can remind myself about their existence, at least ;-)

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Blogger Kay said...

You made that? :o wow! You are very talented and got tons of patience.

My knitting talents go as far as two scarfs. one - I didn't know how to bind off and when i moved from US, it went to the dustbin. The second one - I meticulously tried and finished it... It kept curling in... well, I discovered later that for a scarf, I should not knit one line and purl another. :) The yarn is back to a ball shape now.. Someday, I'll do it all over again.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Kay said...

Sheela, Do you know about I was wondering about your comment on expensive patterns (Mine are from a book of masterpatterns by KS) and suddenly this website came to my mind. This website is also by Burda, but has a open source concept. You can download the patterns for free and print it at home/copy shop...

Unfortunate thing is that they don't have children's patterns yet.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Sheela said...

Kay, no, i did not know about the site. i shall have to try something out from there. Thanks a bunch for pointing me to it!

8:33 PM  

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