I've been working backstage for the current production of Dracula over at The Players Guild of Dearborn. For my part, I don't do a whole lot during the first 2 acts, and its given me some dedicated time to crochet. I had the opportunity to make a couple of projects for myself before the inevitable holiday insanity occurs.
Strawberries & Cream Sweater
Pattern: LionBrand Bolero
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun in Parfait
(3 Skeins, due to color variation)
I made this project for my step-sister for Christmas 2011. I love working with Homespun and a larger hook, the material is so soft and stretchy! Its also still very warm!
This time, I worked the back and sides as one piece, joining on my yarn in separate places to shape the arm holes. I also worked the arms in the round until I got to the shaping. I adapted my stitch count to make the measurements match up with what it should be.
Pattern: Snowy Day Moebius Hood
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun (1.5 Scrap Skeins)
Ok, so I made this one for Vicky, as a Rainy Day Hood that she could wear as a scarf or to keep the rain off her glasses. This time I used Stitch Grid #88 from the Compete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs, but worked as a moebius as in the above pattern. Somehow, the people at the theater had never even heard of a moebius. That, combined with everyones fake "transylvania" accents, lead us to joke that it must be the scarf of the notorious "Count Moebius" the most feared crocheting vampire of all!!
Look, we get really bored backstage sometimes, ok? No Judging!