Thursday, August 30, 2007

No capes!

I will not call it a cape or a capelet. I am calling it a wrap... but I will stay away from jet turbines while wearing it, just in case.

Chanson en Crochet wrap

I really did mean it when I said I don't have a lot of experience with crochet, and I give most of the credit to the very clear and very follow-able instructions in the pattern and the pattern's lengthy errata page. This pattern calls for about 400 yards of worsted... I had about 350 yards of the Summer Tweed. It was close enough, although I opted to leave off the last couple of rows along the bottom.

Chanson en Crochet

I wove in my ends Wednesday morning and waited for my dead camera batteries to get enough of a charge to get a couple of pictures before work.

Chanson en Crochet on the railing

Unfastened may be fine for pictures, but my job is a fairly active one. I needed to have it fastened for practical purposes. My button stash is pitiful; it's one of those $1 bags of plastic buttons that they sell at Joann's and Hancock. I want a nice button for this, but I needed something to use for yesterday. I found a barrette that happened to be the right size for the buttonhole. Attached it to the one side, pushed it through the hole... instant button.

Temporary closure. Maybe.

This cheap barrette got So. Many. Compliments... I may leave it there.

Summer Tweed worked up

Pattern: Chanson en Crochet from Wrap Style
Hook: I/9 - 5.5 mm
Yarn: Rowan Summer Tweed, 3 skeins, "Bouquet"


bySarah said...

And actually, I kind of like the barette too.

Pheelya said...

That is beautiful!! I love te color and the barret!!

Javajem said...

Gorgeous Dah-ling.

(trying to channel Edna)

Diane D. said...

It's wonderful! You look great in it.

Queen of the froggers said...

That is so pretty! Well modelled too.