Jan 3, 2009

Smokin' Sambuca

Whoa! The Sambuca Jacket is moving along MUCH faster than I imagined it would! The prototype looks...well, eh...I knew that making a jacket with worsted weight yarn instead of the DK yarn that was called for would result in a bigger size, but I didn't allow THAT little detail to deter me for a second. I'm finished with the body of the sweater and am moving right along on the first sleeve. Even though the sweater will turn out to be bigger, it'll still be a wearable piece for me. I have planned to make "the good sweater" of some very nice alpaca yarn that my sister sent with me last year.

Of course, I have made a couple of little changes to the basic pattern...couldn't resist...I made it longer than the original is (mine is hip-length), and I left the lower edge wavy rather than straighten it out. And I have added a buttonhole rather than send away for a sweater clasp.

Gosh, I just had no idea this project would move as it has been going! Yeay for crochet! This afternoon I'll edit this to add pictures (after I get camera batteries.)

6 comments:

Iron Needles said...

Can't wait to see it. Of course I stand in awe of anyone who can crochet more than an edging or a single chain!

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

Look forward to seeing the pictures. Crocheting is very fast and I really must get to grips with it!

Pondside said...

Gorgeous jacket. I love crochet, but haven't done anything for ages. Just over the holidays I was thinking of starting up again with an afghan (could this have something to do with the cold???)

Margaret Cloud said...

I would prefer it hip length also, I don't like to wear short jackets, can't wait to see pictures. Hope your new year is going great.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I so look forward to seeing it!!

Rani said...

squeal! I can't wait to see it!