Last September, I mentioned in this blog that I'm working on a crochet skirt design. That one design turned into two designs. The second skirt design turned out to be a knit design accentuated by crochet on the hem, waist band and belt. The pattern is called Knit Loves Crochet Skirt and is now available on Ravelry. As mentioned last month, I no longer own knitting needles and used a 4.5mm Knook Hook which worked really well and I've also noted that on the pattern materials just in case you might want to try Knooking. I personally found it more efficient using the Knook to pick up stitches when transitioning from crochet to knit and when binding off at the end of the last knit round when transitioning from knit to crochet. Like all of my patterns, this pattern is meant to fit your own measurements so make sure you measure several times and then make a swatch with whatever yarn weight/fiber and the corresponding hook and needle you want to use, count your stitches per inch and that will give you an idea of how many chains to make as this skirt starts off on the crocheted hem. And feel free to keep trying it on as you go along to ensure a proper fit. I'm really proud of how this skirt turned out and because the yarn I used was a 2-ply thick and thin yarn from Galler Yarns, the stockinette body looks textured and very pretty.
I have finished writing up the first skirt design which is purely crochet but I haven't published it yet because it is currently undergoing testing then editing now that I have the right yarn on hand for it. I'm really excited to get this skirt done.
Books I've Read Since Last Blog Post
- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (from The Jane Austen Digest: Complete Collection) - 10/05/2017
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (from The Jane Austen Digest: Complete Collection) - 10/22/2017
- Persuasion by Jane Austen (from The Jane Austen Digest: Complete Collection) - 10/29/2017
- Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber - 10/30/2017
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (from The Jane Austen Digest: Complete Collection)
- Tunisian Simple Stitch Dishcloth - yarn used for the coaster itself was Lily's Sugar 'n Cream in Soft Ecru, 100% Cotton, Worsted Weight, 120 yards/70 grams, and the yarn used for the embroidery design was Yarn Bee Soft Secret Solids in Sea Foam, 100% Acrylic, Worsted Weight, 42 yards/24 grams; each coaster measures 5" x 4.5"
- Knit Loves Crochet Skirt by MG Camacho - yarn used was Galler Yarns, Inca-Eco in Bluestone, 100% Organic Cotton, 2-ply Thick & Thin, 491 yards/351 grams.
- Beanie There, Done (T)Hat by Vickie Howell - yarn used was Galler Yarns Inca-Eco in Bluestone, 100% Organic Cotton, 2-ply Thick & Thin, 242 yards/173 grams
- Ribbed Crochet Skirt
Just in case, I would like to share the blogs and/or podcasts I'm really enjoying which are also listed on the side bar...and these are in the order I discovered them...hope you'll enjoy them too!
- 2 Knit Lit Chicks
- Never Not Knitting (ended Sep 2016)
- The Writing Show (ended Dec 2012 I think)
- Books On The Nightstand (ended July 2016)
- Blooming Knitter (on hiatus since July 2015)
- Knit 1 Geek 2
- Just One More Row
- Ladies of the Knit
- Robinz Nest
- Worsted For Wear: A webcomic about knitters (ended 4/23/2014)
- Gantsilyo Guru Blog
- The Creative Penn
- The Author Biz Podcast
- Creative Yarn Entrepreneur
- Self Publishing Formula
- Writer On The Road
- Potter & Bloom Crochet Podcast (YouTube Only)
- Crochet Cakes Podcast (YouTube Only)
- TOE Creations (YouTube Only)
- Cherry Heart Podcast (YouTube Only)
- The Crochet Circle Podcast
- Crochet Luna (YouTube Only)
- The Cozy Cottage Crochet (YouTube Only)
- Ewe University: Fiber for the Brain
- Hand Me Downz
- The QUOE Podcast (YouTube Only)
- Lottie & Albert Crochet Podcast