Friday, October 16, 2009

new here...

I just joined the KAL. I also started a blog of my own as part of that process. I am a crocheter -- for some reason never got into knitting. I have been making things for A4A for a couple of years now, but I have been terrible at taking any pictures -- I figure the blog will encourage me to do that. Last month I sent in a baby blanket (no pic) for the CURE campaign and started another, which I am adding to for the Youth campaign. But meanwhile I knocked off a pullover (the "Wiggles" pattern pointed to from the A4A website) which is going in the mail today. It's not a good picture, but here it is:


Shirley said...

What a great sweater! I am crocheting like crazy trying to make a sweater to send in myself. (I never got into knitting either.) I love that pattern. Did it take long to make?

Diane H said...

That's a great pattern -

cti said...

to answer a comment above: did not take long to make. It alternates sc and dc, which gives the wavy pattern and also makes it go pretty fast. I did make it longer than the pattern, and added more sc rows around the collar and at the cuffs. I think it's a great pattern for getting something done quickly that has a bit of style. You could make a lot of color combinations (it's not obvious in the pic but it is blue and purple).

GenKnit said...
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Reed said...

Hi Cti,

Welcome to the blog. Your work is beautiful.


Irishrose51 said...

What a great sweater pattern! You do very nice work, and the sweater turned out beautiful. I might give it a try in between baby blankets. I'm sure there will always be more campaigns for babies and youth, so if I don't finish it by month's end, I'll save it for the next time. Thanks, Cti


cti said...

thanks for all the nice comments! what a warm welcome.

If you are thinking of making a Wiggles sweater I thought it might be helpful to point out some potential issues... the original pattern is designed to the modern taste -- it probably comes about to the waist and the sleeves may stop a bit short on the wrist. Also, the neckline is fairly open. I ended up making it about 2" longer than the pattern, and added extra rows of sc at the neckline and along the bottom of the sleeves to give it better coverage. It is relative unshaped (no shoulder shaping, for example) so you need to exercise good judgment in the assembly. You'll want to make sure that you put the sleeve in the right way :) and make sure it has enough ease at the shoulder, spreading the sleeve piece out enough when you sew it to the body.

Thats my advice, anyway. I treat all patterns as "suggestions" and usually make my own modifications to suit the yarn and the purpose of the piece.

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