Hip Granny Tunic & Long Hooded Cape (Work In Progress)
I somehow frequently forget to post about my crochet projects here. In the last few years I've started to crochet more often, usually at night while watching tv with my husband. I just can't seem to stand my hands being idle. First I started making extra dishcloths, and then I decided to use up some yarn I had been given by making an afghan. That led to making another afghan for a wedding and one as a Christmas gift. This summer I made a slew of hats and scarves to donate to Syrian refugees (I'll have to do a post on those soon), and finally finished the sweater I've been working on for 22 months!
Hip Granny Tunic
I finished the Hip Granny Tunic a few weeks ago, but it hasn't actually been cold enough to wear it yet. I did shorten the sleeves by several rows, and oddly enough I had to add several extra rounds to the bottom to make it long enough. I also added a few rows of single crochet to give the edges a more finished look. Not bad for my first ever crocheted garment!
Long Hooded Cape - first 10 rows
Meanwhile, for my birthday I received an unexpected present. A gift card to Knit Picks, from my dear friend Melissa who is quite the crochet goddess. I knew she would want me to use the gift on something for myself, so I did. I combed through my favorites on Ravelry and items I had pinned to my crochet board on Pinterest, and finally decided on the Long Hooded Cape pattern from Maggie's Crochet. I'm using Wool of the Andes Worsted yarn, in the color Claret Heather. So here I am working on my second crocheted garment! I've gotten through the first 42 rows, and it's now getting pretty big. Here it is on my dining room table. The holes you see on the sides are arm slits. Now I have 17 more rows of length, before I add the hood and edging.