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27 June 2016 @ 05:10 pm
This is why there have been no crochet posts for a while...  
B. was sufficiently impressed by my crocodile stitch shawl that he asked for a crocodile stitch jumper. I have a horrible feeling this has strayed into "hideous socks so kindly meant" territory but B. claims to be pleased with it. More alarmingly he claims to have a carefully cultivated reputation for eccentric knitwear which suggests he intends to wear it in public.





It wasn't meant to be this large. It growed and growed and I kept having to buy more yarn.

Also, no pattern this time around, too much "making it up as I go along" was happening.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/196234.html.
 
 
 
sophievdennis on June 27th, 2016 04:22 pm (UTC)
If a reputation for eccentric knitwear is what he's after, then I'd say that will definitely help cement it.

This in no way detracts from the awe at your crochet skills
louisedennislouisedennis on June 30th, 2016 04:00 pm (UTC)
B. is very proud of his reputation for eccentric knitwear. I probably shouldn't have encouraged him!
philmophlegm: Flagphilmophlegm on June 27th, 2016 04:23 pm (UTC)
Am I the only one thinking that it should be a onesie?
bunnbunn on June 27th, 2016 08:15 pm (UTC)
Yes. There is something very wrong with you.
louisedennislouisedennis on June 30th, 2016 04:00 pm (UTC)
I suspect a crocheted onesie wouldn't work, but would stretch and sag in strange ways.
philmophlegm: Flagphilmophlegm on June 30th, 2016 08:00 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you're right. Probably in a not dissimilar fashion to one of those old knitted swimming costumes when wet.
fififollefififolle on June 27th, 2016 05:15 pm (UTC)

That level of pride in a garment worn cannot be faked. I am impressed!! If slightly blinded :) Awesome job.

louisedennislouisedennis on June 30th, 2016 04:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
fredbassettfredbassett on June 27th, 2016 06:09 pm (UTC)
It's AWESOME!! I'd wear it!
bunn: Smilebunn on June 27th, 2016 08:19 pm (UTC)
I agree with this comment.
louisedennislouisedennis on June 30th, 2016 04:01 pm (UTC)
I can imagine situations in which I might wear it, but not many...
bigtitchbigtitch on June 28th, 2016 05:59 am (UTC)
That's a very fab thing. I still struggle to do the most basic pattern for crochet!
louisedennislouisedennis on June 30th, 2016 04:02 pm (UTC)
I don't particularly mind complex patterns, though I'm not keen on fiddly small stitches. This had no fiddly small stitches.
lukadreaminglukadreaming on June 28th, 2016 07:33 pm (UTC)
That's splendid! I'd wear it. And B looks very dashing!
louisedennislouisedennis on June 30th, 2016 04:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
the little creep: sidewisenyarbaggytep on June 28th, 2016 08:59 pm (UTC)
That looks so cosy! Like a man-cosy!
Fabulous.
louisedennislouisedennis on June 30th, 2016 04:02 pm (UTC)
It is hugely warm. Even though our house tends to the cold side, I don't think it's getting much use until the autumn.