Hence the scrunched up linen blouse I have been wearing for two days
which is not the perfect partner.
But hey, it's all about the crochet
The cotton came in the huge yarn haul I had a few weeks ago. It didn't have any ball bands so I had no idea of yardage. I did weigh it and knew I didn't have enough but I started.I am an optimist maybe I thought it would grow in my sleep!
It didn't. I found a haberdashery in Axminster on holiday and bought the coffee colour to complete the project giving it a sort of cappuccino look.
The pattern is from the US book The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller which one of my crochet class beginners had bought and had got completely confused with the US terms so she gave it me for a while.
This is the motif and it also appears in it's inverse in the pattern. The sleeves were supposed to be in pattern too but it used up too much yarn so I improvised to make the cream go further. All in all I am really pleased with it. Now if I can just master the 1967 tunic sewing pattern I made it to go with, I have an outfit.
Blogging, isn't it great - it made me finish this crochet project in the final hour and that is the kind of motivation I like.
Love Jo xxx