Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tracy's Crochet Gift

Hi! Tracy's present was a prayer shawl I made from a Bernat pattern that I started working on last fall.  I finally finished it last week.  The yarn is called Dante and is made by Berroco. This yarn is thicker (nubby) and then gets thin in some places and I followed the pattern in which you work from the longest part to the end (bottom) of the triangle.  When I got done with it, when it came to the end point, it was really too small.  Changing the yarn is what did it, I'm sure.  Me and my darn yarn changes.  Since I have very little time to actually crochet and then along with the fact I had to come up with a plan to make it larger, is why it took me so long.  I added 5 rows of dc down each side and some sc and pique stitch around the longest side and then added an edging on each side to match the bobbles/clusters and chains from the main pattern.  I like how it turned out and so did Tracy!  With each stitch I prayed she would remain cancer free!

These pictures are before I washed and blocked it.  I liked how after it was washed, it had more drape, was softer and opened up the spaces and it actually became larger, yeah!  I wished I'd have taken good "after" shots.

Can you tell I'm super happy I finished it?





THE BIRTHDAY GIRL!
I love you!
Taken just before we headed out to the Faire!  More on that later.
I'll be back soon.

6 comments:

Pammy Sue said...

I recognize that pattern! I made that one too. Is it the Bernat prayer shawl? Yours turned out very nice with all of your alterations and additions. I'm sure she was so happy to receive it. So sweet of you to make it for her.

I've missed you. You haven't been around much lately. Nice to see you back in blogland.

Hugs.

Kris said...

How pretty Annie. And look at you...what a cutie! Have a wonderful Easter!

Josie said...

Nice job on the shawl, Annie! You model it beautifully too. What a special gift I'm sure Tracy will treasure.

Hope you enjoyed the Faire...I'd been to a couple of those when I lived in LA and it was fun to step back in time! I wanna hear all about it.

You're sweet to check in on me. The home projects are coming along, feeling displaced and tired because everything else in life doesn't stop, but all is good. Biggest bummer is no time to crochet :(. I still don't know how you manage to function in never-ending dust and disarray!

Have a fab Easter, my friend. xxJosie

Reality Jayne said...

It is very nice.....Sorry it took me so long to come visit . I was backtracking this morning and saw your comments...thx for stopping by my blog...I will be back

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

I love the color of the yarn. Beautiful job!

Corina said...

Very pretty!