Thursday, February 23, 2006

Forced to Hook last night.

I knew I would eventually have to do it.
Hook.
Damn pattern...it had to add a little crochet to it.
Reverse single crochet. Not just normal crocheting, but I have to reverse it to. Great.
No pictures of me crocheting. It was painful to see people. Seriously.

I worked at it, ripped it (many times), worked it again...until finally I got it. I know the pattern says to work in every stitch, but that creates some sort of wavy edge...not what I wanted. So I worked every other stitch and that produced a lovely flat edge.
I also did not overlap the right side with the left. It was way too bulky. So the right side hides the zipper and the left butts up to it.

Mouseover the picture for how the closed zipper looks.




The zipper was not really what I wanted...but with 3 days to go, I don't have alot of options. The sweater is deep purple and the zipper is a brighter purple. But hey, you can't even see it...so I don't mind.

Here is the neck edge all finished up.



All that's left are the sleeves...and they are busy blocking.

10 comments:

Peg said...

Zipper - what zipper?! Your colour match is perfect and your finishing skills are deserving of a "gold" medal. Once it is finished, would love to see it in a full view!

Kaitie Tee said...

It looks lovely! Good job with the crochet. :-)

Stephanie said...

That zipper looks great! I love how it's hidden - way to go. And I'm anxious to see the finished sweater photo shoot. Gold medal, here you come.

diana said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to see the entire sweater!

Areli said...

That looks great, the zipper looks like you sewed it in perfectly. And the neckline looks hot. I didn't really like this sweater when I first saw it, but now I am going to go have a second look based on your teasers. Can't wait to see it finished.

Lolly said...

oh my goodness, that looks so lovely! I can't wait to see more, girl!

Purly Whites said...

Fabulous! Your crochet looks very good. And impressive zipper!

Heather said...

Oh I'm so excited to see this finished! You go girl! And that zipper, wow, great job!

Toni said...

That zipper installation is incredible! You're my zipper hero!

Wool Winder said...

Beautiful!