As much as I have enjoyed embroidery and sewing things on my vintage Singers, I have also been indulging in some Box Set crochet.
I have been
I had some Drops Nepal languishing in my stash so I pulled it out.
The cardigan is a very simple boxy shape and was pretty easy to do.
Once I had the motifs worked out, I made 9 for the back and 12 for the front.
I crochet joined the motifs through the back loop with a slip stitch.
There was a bit of faffing and undoing to get the arm holes the right size and when I had sorted them out there was even more faffing with the sleeves. The first one was too baggy so that was ripped back but as they are a treble and a chain they were quick and easy to do. I decreased every six rows or so, trying on for size all the time.
I made the sleeves to come just over my wrists,
and added a scalloped edge
which made the sleeves bell out.
I continued the scalloped edge around the bottom and neck.
Working without a pattern was incredibly liberating and as you can probably tell, I have really enjoyed making this. It's been just the thing for our colder weather. Later on today I am catching my flight back to the UK and the cardigan is staying here.
I have got a helix stripes toe-up sock started for the journey and I have moved my seat to the rear of the plane for 4 reasons. 1. Empty seats ~ when I checked in ~ around me. 2. Toilets near 3. Aisle seat and 4. Close to the flight crew ~ I have found when I knit with my light on I get lots of offers of 'something to drink?'
I'm waiting for Mr Clicky to get in from work and take me to O'Hare. It's been a bit mad being here, when I came it was Summer and now it's nearly Christmas. Phew. I am so looking forward to catching up with family and friends and of course, Baby Needles. She was 2 months when I left and now she is nearly 5 months. She has changed so much, I have lots of cuddles to get in and make up for lost time.
See you soon.............Clicky Needles.