September 05, 2007

Startitis and finishitis?

Almost done with my socks but seriously I was about to pick them up to finish the toe when I heard my Noro 40 sobbing "I thought you loved me. You bought me to make a felted bag and left me unknit while you've worked on other things." So I grabbed the yarn, my number 10.5 knitpick needles and casted on 45 stitches to make the bottom. I was about 14 rows in when a strange idea popped into my head. Hey why don't we finish something!
So I finished knitting the jumper for Missy A, seamed it and picked up my crochet hook. Now I've crocheted longer than I've knit but to be perfectly honest I suck at it. The instructions called for a row of single crochet at the bottom. I did a row but the piece was still curling.
So I added a little more detail by attaching the rose color and doing a sc 1, chain 3, sc 1 in the same stitch. Then I skipped 2 and repeated. I love it! I'll do the same around the top and the straps. Then I'm thinking about putting on some flowers and leaves with some bumble bee buttons on the strap just to cute it up.

6 comments:

Becky in Iowa :O) said...

The edge is just adorable. Like you, I've been crocheting much longer than knitting. 21 years crocheting and about 4 years knitting.

herself75 said...

I LOVE the crochet hem!

Rachel said...

That is seriously cute! Where did you get the pattern for the jumper? Your crochet addition really makes it pop!

Trish said...

What a very cute jumper for a special granddaughter!

gypsyknits said...

The jumper is adorable. She will look cute in it, I'm sure.

suburban prep said...

The Noro is such a beautiful color.
I have startitis all the time.