12.03.2008

Crochet Today Jan/ Feb 09 Preview

I got a nice little surprise in my mailbox on Monday, the new issue of Crochet Today!


The best part was getting to see one of my favorite designs this year finally published. The pink raglan pullover I finish I think in May, so I have been dying to see it published. Mainly because I enjoyed not only designing it, but crocheting it, and wearing it. Yup, I made something that fit me! Well, in negative ease; but I wear a lot of my clothes that way.




The wavy stitch pattern is really easy to memorize, its only a 2 row repeat. The shaping at the arm seams is all diagrammed out, so you don't have to think too hard. (I believe they will be putting the diagrams on the website, so check them out there.) The seam is highlighted with a sl st seam that is on the outside of the garment; which gives a nice diagonal line that I really dig.








My other project in this issue is a Men's Vest. Yes, that's right another men's vest. To change things up this time, I took my brother's and father's advice and put pockets into the vest. The vest has 3 pockets all highlighted with a strip of red. Pockets are really no harder then adding a zipper, and adding a zipper is not as hard as everyone makes it out to be. It's just a bit of sewing. The best compliment I got on this vest was from Mr CBF, who modeled the vest for me before I shipped it out. He told me that if I ever can get this sample back, he would wear it. What is a better endorsement then that? Thanks again to Ginny for helping me tag team the crocheting of the vest!

I hope you guys enjoy the issue. There are a number of cute projects in there.

8 comments:

Cara said...

Ooh, I love the pink raglan pullover! You do such great designs!

Ghost said...

The pink raglan is really lovely.

Mary Sarah said...

I just received my magazine and I love both designs! Wow, you're good!

Yarn Princess said...

The pink pullover is great! Hope I can make it in a larger size. I look forward to getting my copy of the magazine soon.

ViktoriusCreations said...

I love the pink pullover. This may be something I actually make to fit me!

Michelle said...

I got this the other day in the post, and I love this issue - your designs are fantastic!

I'm glad you mentioned about the negative easy with the raglan sweater. I've been wondering about making it for myself - I like thngs with negative ease too, but I have a larger bust than its specified in the pattern.

Pyo said...

That's lovely!
I can't wait to get my hand on this issue!

Yvonne said...

Love the Woodsy Men's Vest! Is it in the next Crochet Today? I don't know about negative easy (ease?). Do you describe it in the pattern directions?