Thursday, October 7, 2010
Crocheted Drape Vest ~ Project Update
Last week I told you about my latest project idea for a Crocheted Drape Front Vest. I'm actually still a long way from completion, but I have an early prototype, so I decided to share.
It's funny how vulnerable I feel writing about my incomplete project. It's like I'm afraid a horde of critics will attack. Why do I even bother then? I guess because I think the process of design is the most interesting part. Sure it's great to put on a cool hat or a pretty sweater, but how did it come to be?
Basically, I think I'm on the right track. This is a petite size and my sister doesn't know it yet, but I'm hoping she'll model for me this weekend in Seattle. That way I can get a better idea of the adjustments I need to make. As far as big changes go, I want the front to come down lower and I'm not perfectly happy with the drape which means I will probably make a change with the stitches I'm using and maybe the yarn as well.
I'm working with a large hook and that's one thing I don't want to change. I want there to be an airy quality. I also like patterns that work up fairly fast. This may speak to my low attention span or just my desire to keep projects from becoming tedious. I love patterns that you can whip up in a couple days and have a finished piece that looks great. That's my goal and I think I'll be able to make it happen.