Enough is enough! I simply HAVE to catch up with blogging finished projects! I’ve decided to just go back through my flickr photos and “start at the very beginning” so to speak – well, from when I become a little more erratic with blogging my finished projects. So for the next few blog posts the finished items may have been finished a month or more ago – and will definitely be a bit out of sequence. I usually like to blog in the order that I finish things. It keeps my memory fresher and the details about the project accurate. It’s definitely time to play catch-up and get back into my normal routine. Some post scheduling may be required.
I first made an “Unchain my heart” tunic at the very beginning of 2012. I wore it a great deal the following winter, and have thought about making another ever since. Some balls of Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 10 ply were the perfect yarn to give it a second try.
I made the same modifications as the last time, starting the empire line ribbing lower down than the pattern suggested. The colourway is called Lake, and it used around 2 and 2/3 of the big Bendigo balls, with a 5.5mm hook. I always enjoy working up Doris Chan’s patterns – watching the shaping evolve is rather engrossing! She’s such a clever crochet designer.
I started this at the end of March, and it was finished at the end of April. As it so happened, I took it to my cousin Freya’s house when it was in need of just a few more rows. She watched me crocheting it with great interest, tried it on and guess what – it is now hers.
I’m not quite certain that she realised that this photo would appear on my blog – but that’s the price you pay if I crochet something for you! You have to model it! I love the black ribbon threaded through the empire line ribbing too. This is such a warm and stylish item – I reckon that there is still another in my crocheting future. Details are Ravelled here.