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« on: February 07, 2009 10:09:36 AM »

I've been battling a huge bout of depression lately and haven't really felt the creative urge. This is my toe in the water back to crochet project. A friend of mine sent me some really funky vintage pattern books from the 40's to the 70's. I saw this really cool shell style belt in the back of one. Of course it was going to be in the next issue & I didn't have that next issue. Isn't that how it always is with old patterns you see something you really love but it's coming out next month & there is no way of getting one from 30 years ago...sigh. Anyways in true crafter style I thought you know I can make that. Well I modified my thinking mid design (again what crafter doesn't do this) and decided to do a neckwarmer because it has this cute victorian feel to it. So my first rough draft...


sorry about the sterile manequin. I can get better angle pics of my stuff on her than trying to do a self portrait.


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I currently working on a scarf version and writing down the pattern as I go now. So I'm hoping to have a finished pattern up within the next week. If anyone is curious that's a recycled wool yarn in worsted & I believe I used a 4.5 hook (maybe 5)
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009 11:53:51 AM »

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Wow that is really gorgeous!  , it is very victorian, I think it looks better as a neck warmer than a belt.  But thats my opinion, I'm just trying imagine it as a belt and its not really happening. X)  Beautiful job.  Well done.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009 01:19:31 PM »

Oh no, a beautifully made Vicotorian-ish craft.

I LOVE it!! That would look KILLER with my wool pea coats!!

So jealous!
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009 03:04:06 PM »

this is beautiful. I give you props for figuring out that vintage pattern.  Good job!
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