Monday, May 3, 2010

Other projects - wedding related & not

I finished the shrug I was making for Mom - all part of our "If we prepare for cold weather it will be warm" strategy for weather management. I quite like it! I used Vanna's Glamour (yes, like Vanna White. She's a big crocheter. Who knew?), which is a yarn that should look cheap and tacky, but doesn't. It has a metallic strip going through it which gives it a little bit of shine, but the fabric is still soft and has a nice drape. Mom picked out the pattern - Stefanie Japel's Textured Circle Shrug

and I modified it to remove the textured stripes and made the sleeves a bit longer so they hit mid forearm instead of right at the elbow.

Should the weather be chilly, Mom will look fabulous.

I also continued work on a baby blanket I'm crocheting for a coworker. Such was my state of mind that instead of making a granny square, I somehow managed to make a granny triangle. What is really impressive about this is that I did NOT NOTICE that it was a triangle until I'd finished edging the entire thing and then went "Hey, something's wrong here!" Sheesh. Wedding brain.

Have made one strap for the dress and am part way through the second. They aren't blocked, so no picks yet.

And I started on a crocheted halter top for the honeymoon. I may or may not finish it in time, but I have to do something to keep my hands busy. My usual nervous energy is multiplied by 10x.

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