3.12.2010

garment-envy


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How many times did Thomas Edison fail at making the lightbulb?
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Supposedly over 1000 times.
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And while he may in fact not be the official inventor of the lightbulb -- this is most evident---> he did not quit.
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So while I have failed over 1000 times in crocheting a garment for myself that is actually wearable (tossed in the back of my closet because it is so hideously mishapen does not count as wearable aaaaand thank goodness for this because Kris knows I not only suffer from garment-envy, but have a serious case of knitted-garment-envy....)
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...I am once again attempting to crochet a garment. This gorgeous pattern is the Curried Cable Jacket by Pricila Gomes from the Fall '09 issue of INTERWEAVE CROCHET.
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The jacket begins with the back bottom edge and is done in a FPdc & BPdc to give it a textured, and oh! so lovely rib pattern. And because the pattern also includes some crochet cables (something that I have not been able to do) I am apprehensive to see if my hook can/will follow these complex-to-me directions --->
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Hdc in next st, sk next 2 hdc, FPtr around
each of the next 2 hdc 2 rows below, working
in front of 2 FPtr just made, FPtr around first
skipped hdc 2 rows below, FPtr around 2nd skipped
hdc 2 rows below, hdc in next stitch.
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So far I just love how this is working up and hopefully this will not get frogged like the 1000 other times I have attempted to crochet a garment.
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Oh, give me cable strength.
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12 comments:

CC said...

It will be quite beautiful..I just know it will be. And,the color and yarn is just gorgeous. It looks to be such a soft yarn. Wishing you good luck.

Tudy said...

Keep trying. You will over come any problems.

QuiltedSimple said...

It looks lovely so far! Keep trying. Have you seen Thua by Annette Petavy? I LOVE that hoodie, but it is crochet (and we all know how I am with crochet..lol). I'm so glad you still like your shrug - I absolutely LOVE my purse!!!!!
Kris

L Johnson said...

Ooo La la does that color look amazing and the stitches are incredible. I sure do hope it turns out to your liking!

Dandelion Quilts said...

You'll do it. And I just love the color.

Marilyn said...

Dawn, Have you looked at all the work you have done lately? Remember that doily??? It is awesome and you will get through this, just as you did the others. That colour is gorgeous and I can't wait to see you wearing it!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You CAN do it and it will be beautiful!!!!!

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Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, I just know you can do it! The yarn you chose is beautiful. I look so forward to seeing how this progresses. Have a nice week! Twyla

Meggie said...

I am sure it will be lovely.
I once crocheted a whole trouser suit with flared trousers, for a shop. I have often wondered if she sold it!

Gabriela said...

Look great!
Im sure that will be fantastic in you, soon.
Congrats :)

MiA said...

Gosh! It's gorgeous! The colour is just lovely :)