Friday, May 25, 2007

My Next Project

Thanks, Bron and Priscilla, for the compliments. The vest was fun to do, and I may actually wear it.

For my next project I've decided to try something with sleeves. I had seen these one done by someone at Crochetville and realized I had the yarn in my stash and the pattern. It's the Crochet Ruffle Cardigan done in Plush. I had purchased four skeins in Wine some time ago, and I was thrilled to discover I had enough yarn in my stash for the cardi.

I don't know why I have such a block when it comes to wearables except that I don't have a lot of confidence in my ability to sew things together. I can duplicate any stitch or pattern, but sewing things together is like running into a brick wall. I reread all of the instruction books I have and watch the videos online before I begin and think I've got it, but when I pick up that needle I just freeze. I swear I'd drive 50 miles to take a class on finishing items if I could just find one.


April said...

That looks like such a lovely pattern. I really like that cardigan!

I know what you mean about piecing clothing together. i feel the same way.

Bron said...

I wish I lived closer, I'd come hold your hand until you were confident with piecing! (Of course, you'd need both hands to sew. hehe)

I like your next project - it looks so comfy!

Theresa said...

Sewing things together is my downfall too! I rush through because I am so close to the finish and then end up with one sleeve longer than the other and can't find where I stitched them together, end up cutting what I hope is my sewing thread but it isn't and then usually just throwing the whole thing out the window! I like one piece projects best! Good luck with your next project it is gorgeous!