Thursday, November 1, 2007

No tricks, a couple of treats

Our fourth Halloween here, and once again no little ghouls and goblins knocking at the door. Guess the long driveways and lack of street lights is just too daunting. Oh well, off to make another sacrifice on the altar of Snickers.

This little number is quite the treat though:

Sera Lace Top, by Doris Chan, in the current issue of Interweave Crochet. I used OnLine Linie 199 metallic yarn instead of the Sera, and did one less repeat on the body. The sleeves were shortened to three-quarter length, I think that was two repeats less (or fewer -- I can never remember that grammar rule!) The top is worked in one piece from the top down -- my first time doing any garment like that. Actually it was easier than I thought it would be. I made this a smaller size than I would normally make, the pattern stitch is v-e-r-y stretchy; pattern notes describe it as growing in length -- my experience is that it is fairly forgiving in width too.

So, you would expect that now I have loads of free time to devote to poor neglected Plissé, no? Not exactly, here's what jumped on the hook immediately after I finished Sera:
It's from the same issue of Interweave Crochet -- Mesh Peplum something something, by Lily Chin. Also worked in one piece from the top down (see, I'm reinforcing recently learned skills!). I'm using Filatura di Crosa Zara from the stash, and boy am I loving this yarn. Here's a close up of the neckline detail:

Oh Plissé, will you ever be done?

2 comments:

*Chris* said...

Darn it, I just love your blog. I can't say that I look at it every day, but I just come back to it because I really like it. You make me laugh, you give inspiration, you make great pics and really crochet well. (I'm no knitter, so I can't venture much comment in that area.) I'll be crocheting a little more for a while -finally!- and it makes me smile. Keep it up.
*Chris* from France.

Karen said...

Chris -- you are making me blush! Thanks for your kind words.