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Topic: Crochet Challenge 8 Entry - Openwork Lace Up Armwarmers and Collared Wrap  (Read 2271 times)
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« on: January 26, 2009 12:24:09 AM »

I'm cutting this sooooo close...but, WHEW, I'm just in the nick of time. (Almost had a heart attack when I couldn't get my pictures to upload...rawr...)

I used four skeins of Caron Simply Soft Eco, in three colors, from Wal-Mart at $2.28/skein. Added up, that xomes to $9.12 total. The ribbon I used, I had on hand and was given to me some time ago. The colors I chose are black, charcoal and ocean mist.
I really didn't have much of a clue as to what I was going to make when I bought the yarn, I just knew that I wanted to get as much as I could without going over $10 and make as much as I could to give an idea of what all could be made with that amount. I'd been wanting to make a pair of armwarmers for awhile of my own design and had been writing down ideas when these popped in my head. As for the wrap...well, I don't like it as much as the armwarmers, and I had some troubles with it, but all in all I'm okay with how it turned out. (Definitely going to make another in a similar fashion, only with more yarn and a better shawl collar.)
On to the pictures!!:


The armwarmers can be worn two different ways. Shown above is with the top bit around the palm/fingers rolled down and at the size you would normally see them. Scroll down to see the other option.




Lacing/corset-like detail.


The second option is with the top portion un-rolled and covering most the fingers. This actually works very well in warming the fingers. Especially when driving. Keeps them from freezing on the steering wheel  Grin


Laying out and un rolled.


A horrible picture of me wearing one to show length better. Please ignore the fact that I'm in my (mis-matched)pj's (it was early morning), have messy morning hair and a shiney forehead.....


The wrap with wonky collar. Sorry for the not-so-great picture.


Back of wrap. Even more wonkiness...

And finally, I believe it is time for me to hit the "post" button, crawl in and cuddle beside the bf, and go to sleep...woo sleepy-time... Grin Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009 06:36:05 AM »

Is that a corseted back? very cute.
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009 06:41:07 AM »

I like the wonky collar, and the wonkiness of the back!  Actually I absolutly LOVE the back of that wrap.  Its great!   The arm warmers are wonderful as well!
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009 03:54:57 PM »

SassyRedhead: Yep, that's a corseted back you see. Smiley And thank you!

Belladune:I'm glad someone else likes the wonkiness of it all  Grin Thank you for the awesome reply! Makes me feel a bit better about the wrap, lol ^_^
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DragonessD
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009 09:15:33 PM »

Very nice ... are there patterns somewhere? Or would you share patterns? Or rough notes? LOL
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010 11:02:27 PM »

The wonkyness gives it character, and I love the use of ribbon in this.
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