I think it's now official. I'm addicted to crochet. There were a few days last month where I didn't have a project on the go and I felt like my neural pathways were going to shrivel up and a general malaise came over me. Withdrawal. Hmmm. This perhaps seems like a harmless addiction - except that the family will eventually be decked out in head to toe crochet garments. But no one has ever died from a crochet craft crime, have they? Fashion victims?
So everyone who is reading this - if you ever see me posting that I think it's a wonderful idea to crochet some pants or a tie or (god forbid) an all in one jumpsuit (I have the patterns!) - then please comment and tell me to stop. Immediately. Because I have noticed that with the building flow of a crochet addiction ebbs away all taste and style!!
So here are the first installment of what I've been making:
These short sleeve crochet jumpers were in a vintage 1980's pattern book. What I love about them is that they combine a crochet base garment with knitted bands, cuffs and collars. I was lucky enough to have a willing collaborator - my quick-knitting-ever-smiling-forever-helpful-Mother-in-law, Clare. She finished these off - even sewing them up and sewing in the ends. She's the best!
They green one is in Patons Bluebell and the magenta one is in Heirloom super wash 5 ply.