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Friday, January 11, 2013

:: The sweater that never was ::

Hello my darlings,
I've been away too long. Sometimes I come to this little place that in the past was often updated and always visited, and wonder where have I been?
It's a bit stale and dusty this little bloggy space of mine. But here I go again! A new year, a new beginning.

Back in October I wrote about my trip to my hometown of Chicago. By the way, I took pics but since my camera stayed behind my phone pics were not good enough for posting.
Anyway, for my trip I decided to crochet myself a Bonnie new sweater. With much enthusiasm and very little time I started to crochet this wrap sweater from the stitch n' bitch book by Debbie Stoller. It seemed to be coming along just fine! But then I decided to try it on before I crocheted the lacy edge.
That's where everything short circuited.
OMG!!!!! It was horrible!!!! My gauge was good, it looked ok, but the fit was really awkward. Too snug in the under arms, the collar was kind of funky, and the sleeves made no sense at all !!!!
Don't get me wrong now, I'm not blaming the pattern, I must've done something terribly wrong!!!
So, after all that work ( more then three quarters of the way). I did the unthinkable, I frogged it!!!! It was very frustrating.
Not only that, but now I'm stuck with a gazillion skeins of red yearn that I wasn't even too sure about to begin with.
Enter, my little Ireland and her love of the color red. My daughter gave me a few ideas, and voila!!!! This little knitted tunic top was the result.
She loves it!!! And I loved knitting it.

One little problem, what will I make with the rest of that yarn? Red isn't exactly one of my favorite colors to wear. I guess I'll add it to the bottom of my stash, who knows what ideas Valentines day may bring. Well my dears, if you have any suggestions please feel free to share.

Have great weekend!!!! XOXOXO


  1. Well, I'm sorry about your sweater but she really is cute in red! :)

    1. Hi there Sarah,
      That sweater was driving me nuts! Glad thats over and done with.
      Red is curently her fsvorite color. She is quite the fashion diva. Thanks.

  2. Esa chiquita me la como! Es preciosa, esa carita de malula!
    and that red top! she looks like Caperucita Roja! :d
    Como estas? I have been so lazy lately with the blog and all that... naughty me! :P
    Un beso grande! x

    1. Hola Lorybella!

      Thank you. Esa chiquita es tremenda!!! you should see her in action.

      Aca bien, trying to get over all this flu nastiness.
      I know how you feel though, sometimes one gets a bit lazy to do the extras. Y con el frio solo dan ganas de tejer leer, y tomar tesito. :).

      Cuidate, I will visit your blog next.


  3. It's a shame the sweater didn't turn out right - I love the color of the yarn though :) The tunic is so cute. Elisabeth x