I couldn't resist adopting this as my crochet blog title, it's what my now 8 year old daughter called my hobby when she was 3. Her brother (2.5 years older) always corrected her, "It's called crocheting." with the exasperation only an older sibling can muster. Anyway, I like it and I figure it will serve as a little reminder as to what really matters if I get too caught up in the online crochet world....
Fell in love with this yarn when I found it on sale at Ewe'll Love It [Ravel It!] ages ago. Of course I had to wait for it to speak to me about what it wanted to become. Either that or wait for a pattern to call out for the yarn! Whichever way it happened (how can I possibly remember we're talking over 2 years ago now!) the yarn and pattern came together for a great garment!
Well at least it was called it "Into the Woods" when Robyn [Ravel her!] blogged about it back in August 2008!! Yes this is another almost 2 year old project for Robyn. My job was the sweater main body and pocket pieces.
It is still on my queue for my husband.... but not so sure I could finish off the 4 zippers as well as Robyn did. After her amazing finishing job, Robyn took this photo of the vest modeled by her husband.
Since it is now published, I can fill in the details a bit..
I love this sweater!! If you've ever read this blog before you know I love Drops Design patterns [Ravel It!]. They are designed well, they use charts, the garments are flattering... you get the picture. I love the subtle designs they create with every day crochet stitches to achieve interesting crocheted fabric. This pattern used BLO dc and cross dc beautifully (IMHO).
One benefit of delayed blogging is I can come out and tell you all about contract crochet projects because publication has already happened! I worked on this project for Robyn almost 2 years ago now and it was published in Interweave Crochet Fall 2008 as Austen Lace Muffler [Ravel It!] The yarn, Blue Sky Alpacas Royal [Ravel It!], was absolutely scrumptious to work with. I can only imagine how amazing it would feel against one's neck. Soft doesn't even begin to describe it.