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Tuesday, 27 April 2010
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Friday, 9 April 2010
The food was delicious and they cater for a gluten free diet without the blink of an eye, which makes a nice change!
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Oops it's upside down, anyway, the important thing is that you can see how I have finished the back of this top. This is where you were supposed to put some buttons.
Can you see the "flap" or overlay that I mentioned on my last post? That's the bit I will miss out on next time.
p.s. I managed a trip to the Allotment Greenhouse yesterday so please see http://www.alithefrog.blogspot.com/ for pictures!
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
4. I will not be doing the suggested back flap again. Can't see the point, but I have done it on this one. I suppose you could make it into a "feature" as they suggest putting buttons down this and I might make some small flowers and put them down this bit, but I am not sure yet.
I decided to add some crochet flowers.....
Monday, 5 April 2010
Once home, I continued to crochet the Sea Breeze top. As you can see here, this is the back view. You can probably just make out the pin at the top of the overhang??
Well I tried it on yesterday, and it was almost a perfect fit. It was a little large across the back, so I unpicked the previously sown up edge and re stitched it. It was a bit of a disaster to start of with as I had neatly sown in the ends, and then couldn't find them so I was worried that I would be cutting the stitches!! But I got there in the end. I have left a long "tail" of wool which I have wound around a safety pin so it can be (a) tried on again and (b) easily adjusted later on. A lesson learnt - don't sow ends in until you have had a fitting!!
This is the front view. The "bodice" part now measures approximately 7 inches, so just another 7 or 8 to go! Then its the straps left + buttons to decorate.
That will probably be finished today then.
What colour should I do next????
Sunday, 4 April 2010
I think I did it right!!
Then you have to:
Ch 2, work 122 (138, 154, 170, 186) hdc evenly spaced around lower edge of Band; join with sl st in first hdc.
Link to the Free Pattern - Lion Brand Sea Breeze Top