4.14.2010

My Creative Space

Still hooking along with my japanese pattern book working on the same dress that I decided to start over, after doing some research on hook sizes for japanese patterns.. but it's still looking a bit big. Maybe because it is suppose to be part of a layered look . We shall see....

Almost done with the front half and will start on the back just as soon as I get more yarn, this thing will be heavy duty. I am anxious to get it done and move on to my next project in the book. After I have fun taking pics of this one of course :)


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35 comments:

Kate said...

That's going to be gorgeous Amanda! I am such a fab of greys and blacks at the moment. Really looking forward to seeing the finished product.X

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Looks terrific so far. I have a friend who does some knitting from those books and she says that they tend to be big because that's just how they wear them. I think she did some practicing and finally got the right needles for her so they fit the way she likes. Either way I think you're going to love it.

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

Love the colours, it's going to be stunning.

Kirsty said...

It looks fabulous! I can't wait to see this project finished.

Missy_Minzy said...

Looks very neat! I am sure it will be a fabulous masterpiece of yours when it's done ..:)

Tammy James said...

Its looking great Amanda!

Tania said...

The owner of an ample bosom, sadly such a project is never destined to hang from my own frame. It's looking a surefire beauty and I'm wasabi-green with 'jealous'.

dash robin said...

I am a huge fan of grey yarn too and this looks stunning. I have only used amigurumi japanese patterns and so don't know about the hook sizings but I do hope it all works out for you....

Tracey said...

I think it is looking great - love the colours. Does you pattern book have the little crochet diagrams? Now I have learnt to read them, a whole world of Japanese crochet has opened up to me!

Cindy said...

Determination - a great trait to have. It's looking beautiful.

june at noon said...

Whoo, I can't say I've ever tackled a dress. That's ambitious, but I bet very satisfying when you're done. Good luck!

Jennie said...

Its looking gorgeous!

plushka said...

Looks like a great project, Amanda! I love those japanese books! I bought one for mum with crochet and she said they are very easy to follow even if you don't understand the language:)

Wendy said...

Oooh...I like the gray, and I loooooove the chunky knit! Nicely done!

74 Lime Lane said...

clever you ~ looks fabulous. that book is going to keep your hands busy me thinks!

Kylie said...

Wow - it looks fabulous. really looking forward to seeing the finished product. K

Little Ted Canvas said...

Looks really gorgeous! Love those shades together..

Yana said...

lovely colours and nice stich pattern! looking forward to seeing the finished dress :)

ecoMILF said...

Can't wait to see the finished product! xo m.

Catherine said...

I love the colours you've picked out for your dress, it's looking great. Can't wait to see it when it's finished.:)

Deece said...

I love the colors! I would love to see it finished. Perhaps a yellow flower to make it pop. ha ha! j/k

handmadehappiness said...

hey Amanda,
your crochet is so neat i applaude you!!! i have just bought a bundle of crochet hook's on eBay and will be visiting my granny soon for a refresher!!!!! good luck not that it look's like you need it :]

Jo said...

I recently picked up crocheting as well!! I only know how to make amigurumi atm tho:P

one day.. haha i hope i can crochet clothes too!!:)

Tweed Delights said...

Wow - this looks absolutely gorgeous! I really love the grey and black - so classy looking :) Would love to see the finished piece!

Brenda said...

Loving your crochet skills and colours...it's going to look fantastic when finished.

Ooty said...

well I love the color! It looks like it is going to be great one Amanda!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh wow - that is going to be gorgeous!

Sally said...

Looking good Amanda. Love the tones. Gorgeous.

michelle said...

gorgeous even hooking there. and the colours look great. can't wait to see it on

The Sice Family said...

I checked out all your creative space posts and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the baby beanies with flowers!
Wendy xx

Fruitful Fusion said...

I love Japanese patterns! I'm sure this going to be terrific as it looks great so far! I love the colours!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

the black and grey look so elegant together ... and your crochet is so even.

Melanie said...

Very nice! And I agree with everyone else - such very neat stitches :)

Collecting Feathers said...

You have such tenacity, I would have given up after the hook incident!I don't know where you get the time with a new house and babies and all. I would be exhausted. Good work. It looks great as well. xxNick

Rosalind said...

Are the knitting books in English or is it a guessing game like the sewing books?