Sunday, March 20, 2011
Dainty Mesh Vest - A New Project
I'm going to embark on a new adventure! I'm excited, yet apprehensive too. I'm going to make my first article of clothing!
This book, Crochet with Style, was one of my very first pattern books I ever purchased. I think I bought it "used" from Amazon. Most of the projects in the book have a timeless sense of style and the patterns look easy to follow (we shall see!).
The pattern, Dainty Mesh Vest (above), calls for Lustersheen, but I couldn't find that at any of my local Michael's or Joanne's. I did however, find this Paton's Grace mercerized cotton marked down on clearance. They had the amount I needed, all in the same dye lot, and since it's a summer type vest, I thought the cotton was a good option.
I also had to get some new crochet hooks. The pattern uses both a "D" (3.25 mm) and an "E" (3.50 mm) size hook; neither of which I owned. At the time of purchase, I had a 50% off coupon, so it was actually less expensive to purchase the multiple sizes than the two hooks individually.
I still have two other projects "on my hook". I'm at the halfway point on my Vintage Horizontal Stripe, but ran out of yarn this morning. And, I just have a small amount of yarn left on my "surprise" project I'm working on. Luckily, I have yarn on order from Joanne's from when they were having their on-line 30% off yarn sale and Free Shipping.
On the home front, dear son came down with a fever yesterday afternoon. We think he caught something from when his little cousins were here visiting last Monday. He's laying on the sofa watching "Sprout" and eating a Popsicle right now.
It's raining now and cloudy, so today is a great day to start a new project. I'll keep you posted on my progress, this should be fun!
Hope you are enjoying a relaxing Sunday too.