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on: August 12, 2009 01:42:26 PM 
Started by tar3820, Message by tar3820
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I was recently in the Crochet vs. Knitter's swap and was assigned to be a crocheter. I've really only knit before, only doing a few toys in crochet, so when I signed up as a swinger, I was hoping to get crochet so I could practice my skills. And practice I did.

My partner mentioned in one of our exchanges that she wanted a bicycle cape, something I was having trouble finding a pattern for in crochet. I found something similar enough in a book and copied the main shell stitch pattern, then winged the rest. I was planning on spraying it with water-proofing stuff but ran out of time, so it's more useful as a warm cloak then one for biking. It took about as long as a starghan to make, and used about as much yarn. My coworkers really loved it and wanted ones for themselves. One of them loved it so much she offered to model it for pictures.

I added the buttons as something to break up the color in the main part. I made sure they work, as well.. but I'm not sure why you'd ever button them all.

I used Vanna's Choice yarn because I love working with it, as well as the color selection. I was worried it would fall weird, but it actually looks good on most everyone that tried it on in my office (though the guys had an issue with not having any chest to fill it out). I really liked the final product and was sad to see it go, though honestly I probably would have never worn it. It's been suggested to me that I make another one in more neutral colors that everyone in my bullpen can share, just in case someone forgets their jacket one day. We'll see.

Anyway, what'd think?
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