March 16, 2012

Lion Brand Simple Crochet Shrug

I made this in the end of 2010.  It is such an easy pattern, and so comfortable.  It also is easy to dress up or down.  I am likely to also grab this in the summer to take into restaurants since I am usually freezing when they have the air conditioning blasting. 

Like I mentioned on Saturday, I have been looking at the recent fashion reports and have been seeing almost two distinct types of female fashion forms.  The form fitting structured garments and a more relaxed and flowing style that have a lot more wearing ease.  From seeing some of the designers' collections I am now wondering if I want to make something similar to this, but maybe with different proportions, texture, and color.  This Lion Brand pattern is a rectangle that is sewn on two sides except for the areas of the sleeves.  Any shaping I would add would greatly change it and be so easy to add.  I guess this is just another one of the designs to add to my list of things I want to create.

March 13, 2012

The Cat lady

A somewhat typical evening, me curled up in a rocking chair with quilts and two cats.  I just usually am working on some craft project at the same time.  The cats don't mind as long as I give them pets every now and then.  Luckily, I'm married to a wonderful man who finds it entertaining that I have a lifestyle of an 80 year old women at times.

March 10, 2012

Lion Brand Whiter Shade of Pale Car Coat

Here is the Lion Brand Car Coat that I discussed on Ravelry.  I made this about 2 years ago, and have been wearing it more this winter.  With the baby bump still growing it really makes the hip area small.  But, it is warm enough to be curled on the couch. 

I learned a lot from this pattern.  The most Ah-ha type was seeing that some crochet patterns are constructed like a sewing pattern where flat panels are sewed together to form the finished garment.  Recently, I have been looking at the fashion reports from the New York, London, and Milan fashion shows.  I keep seeing things that are inspiring me to crochet a version of it.  As I'm looking at them I am translating their construction and form from a traditional sewed fabric garment to something that I could crochet.  Now, my only problem is which one to make first!