Here are two new projects that will be written up soon for the website.
The first is this lovely, easy to wear long, shaped cardigan. It's done from the top down (yea!), so there is only a little sleeve seaming. The sleeves are wide, the waist is shaped with a flattering ribbed waistline, and there are two really fun gathered patch pockets in front. A pretty vine lace panel is worked in the front and the collar is shaped and generous.
Here's the great-looking back view:
Then, there is my new purse! It's crocheted in a soft cotton/microfiber blend. LOVE the colors (matches our living room, actually!).
The front and back pieces are crocheted from the center out. The two pieces are then crocheted together and the strap pieces are crocheted. Notice the knotted crochet accents that gather the leather straps at the base of each silver ring. Pretty cool, huh?
The pretty texture of this stitch inspired the whole design!
And here is a view of the great lining fabric I found! I just loved the graphic floral print!