Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Design Journey: Super Speedy Shrug/Bolero



One good thing about designing for myself... I'm allowed to change my mind! Or, I can waffle wildly back and forth! Yesterday you saw the 'short sleeve'. Today, the top photo is the elbow length sleeve, and the bottom photo is the 3/4 length sleeve. The thing about 3/4 length sleeves on me, is that my arms are so long that 3/4 length sleeves just look like sleeves that are too short. I did taper the sleeves just a bit. I usually like sleeves either short, or halfway down my hand. Ah, long sleeves that are long enough are such a luxury for me! I'm leaning toward the elbow length sleeve, but I'd welcome your comments.

I think the stitch pattern is called #28. Haha. I got it from a stitch dictionary. If I re-make this item for sale, I'm going to alter some things about the stitch pattern, but essentially it will be the same.

Now, to think about edging, the button, and make a final decision on the sleeves.

Did anyone catch me on YarnThing Blog Talk Radio last night? What fun! I had a blast talking with Marly. Her excitement about crochet and her gracious attitude is so infectious. She said such nice things about me and my work that I spent the evening replaying the whole conversation in my head. Of course, I don't really have to do that, I can go back and listen to the whole hour long interview on archives! And so can you! Very cool. Thanks again, Marly!

5 comments:

Lorena said...

I like the elbow length...
The shrug looks great!

Catherine said...

I like the elbow length too. But the 3/4 length wmight work with some sort of fancy floppy cuff.

Debbi-a1 said...

Great job. I like the stitch on this. I like both lengths... not sure which one I like better.

befuddled514 said...

I love it, and the stitch makes it look so very "springy"! Love the color... cant decide which sleeve I like better either! I think Id go with a long sleeve, but Im like you... long sleeves are a luxury!

Sara said...

i like the elbow length. nice pattern. i really like it.