It’s been an exciting week on my needles! First, I finished my ‘Sedum’ sweater that I told you about last week. The pattern is a free download available on Ravelry from Jane Richmond, and you should check out her other designs, available on her site. It’s lovely stuff! This is going to be a great cool-nights sweater!
I modified the design slightly, doing the body in Stockinette stitch instead of seed stitch, like the pattern called for. I made the buttons for the sweater from polymer clay (I’ll write a post about how to do that, sometime!), and I really love how they turned out. I made a couple more modifications (which are probably too detailed to go into here), but I made the Ravelry Project (which has detailed notes) available to the public. You can view all the details here.
In a craft tangentially related to crochet, I finished my locker hooked bath mat! A locker hook is a crochet hook with an embroidery eye on one end, and I was excited to find one at Maryland Sheep and Wool. I purchased the rug backing online, and I dipped into my quilting fabric stash to make this bathmat. With locker hooking, you essentially pull up little loops of fabric with the crochet hook… and it makes a wonderfully cushy mat! I’m addicted!
I haven’t started a new ‘fun’ knitting project… because I have work to do! I’m starting to make the samples for my new book! I can’t tell you exactly what I’m making (top secret stuff!), but it’s going to be some adorable stuffed animals, and here’s an in-progress photo. Don’t be alarmed if my posts about my personal needlework show a decreased amount of productivity for a little while… because I have a lot of crocheting scheduled!