Friday, November 28, 2008

Green flower, cotton, take one.




I finished my sweater (a couple of weeks ago, actually--just hadn't gotten around to posting about it yet). I wore it to church and got Doug to take some pictures for me afterward. This is the first pattern I've done from the Japanese books that I got.





I've decided I really like charted patterns. The construction of this one was kind of complicated, but once I got started it wasn't too hard to figure out. (I still managed to mess up a couple of rounds and had to tear them out, just from not paying close enough attention to the chart.)

It came out a little smaller than I was expecting, after seeing Catheryn's. I asked her about it and she said she used the sport weight rayon Petalspun, and not bedspread weight after all. Maybe I'll try that later. (It looks like it hangs nicer, too.)

I've already ordered some more books. Yikes.

15 comments:

Heather T. said...

Oh, that's beautiful Helena!!

The Empty Envelope said...

That is really lovely!!

juliekintaiwan said...

I think it looks fabulous. And so does your baby bump ;)

Carin said...

WOW!!!! you are amazing.

TMTCO said...

It is lovely. I love the detailed back. Beautiful.

Amy Sorensen said...

I tried to learn how to crochet but I am SO not good at it. That is gorgeous! And you look great!

Linda said...

Oh my! That is gorgeous! I learned to crochet years ago...but never could handle intricate patterns. Great job!

Disneypal said...

That is beautiful. You did a wonderful job.

Joy said...

Helena...this came out so beautiful!

Kathey said...

WOW! Really gorgeous!

dg said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! What an heirloom you've created!!

Laura Call said...

I've never met someone with such a wide array of talents like you have! The sweater is beautiful... and you look great!

cami said...

Wow! That is a beautiful sweater! I had a gorgeous crocheted rose sweater I got in high school, that I wore until it fell apart...and then some.

I am envious of your mad crochet skills, and also your third trimester svelte self! I looked like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow man from 15 weeks on. ;)

Elizabeth said...

Wow! You are very talented!!

Jaime said...

That turned out awesome! I've been following the post at the 'Ville. I think I like your version even better than catheryn's. ;) You did a great job. You might have inspired me to try a japanese pattern too. :)