Harper’s Vest Front
I screwed up this vest from the very beginning of the pattern, but I didn’t realize it until it was half-way done. The pattern clearly states that you start with 14 panels, but I only had 10. I don’t know why because I started with one of the suggested chain counts. So I made a few adjustments and managed to salvage it. I refused to frog it and start over. The pattern is not easy to follow. It’s definitely for a more advanced crocheter, or at least a crocheter who pays very close attention, which we all know is not me. I’m too easily distracted. You have to know how to crochet using a graph only. The language used is kind of strange and hard to understand because the writer obviously does not use English as a first language. All in all, though, it is not bad if you know what you’re doing.
Anyway, I love the way it turned out even with the screw-up.
Here are the details:
Free Pattern: Knits4Kids.com (Requires Registration)
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK (from Deramores.com)
Colors: Magenta & Clematis
Hook: Size F
Obviously, from my completely bitchy post yesterday, I am not feeling very well. It’s starting to get to me. Looks like I may be going to the back doctor later this week for ANOTHER MRI. I’m going broke from all these MRIs, even with insurance. That makes me feel really pissy too. That’s my yarn money flying out the window! I’ve been forcing myself to walk every other day, but it doesn’t seem to be working at all. I’m not better.
So just WAH.
I’m just a huge bummer and will try not to post if all I’m going to do is bitch and be negative. That means expect very little posting from me (except maybe superficial stuff like recipes or crochet pictures) until things get better and/or I get a new attitude.
I guarantee you one thing…
I WILL be back.
P.S. I have added several new blogs to my sidebar list. Hopefully, I’ve picked some that update often. So have a look over there. Most of them are not crochet-based but are beautifully done and I’ve enjoyed reading them. I think I’ve added 4-5 in the last couple of days. Those of you who don’t update very often are about to be booted. That doesn’t mean I don’t love you and will still read you…you just won’t be over there on my sidebar. Those are the ones I go through on a daily basis, or at least I try. They are automatically ordered by Blogger by the most recently updated.