Saturday, June 15, 2013

FO For Father's Day and Sweater Mishap

I decided to Etch a couple of large mugs for my dad for Father's Day.  I think they came out pretty good.  I have decided that I will take orders for weddings, anniversaries, graduations, Mother's and Father's Days, etc.  I am going to charge $40 for a pair of large mugs, and prices will vary depending on the custom order.  You can see a picture below of the mugs and the card that I made.  You would be surprised of the amount of time that goes into the planning and prep!

If you look real close, you may be able to make out what they say.  One says "Gone Fishing", and it has a pic of a fish at the bottom.  The other mug says "Dad", and it has a pic of skull and crossbones at the bottom.  My dad rides a Harley, so it's perfect for him, and he loves to fish.  The card is a little feminine, but I don't have anything masculine right now.

I recently finished an Irish Lace Sweater featured in Crochet Magazine in the Spring 2012 Issue.  It's the one on the cover.  I decided to use a 4 ply instead of the 2ply recommended since I couldn't find the 2ply in my area. I compensated with a smaller hook.  I put it one and on both sides in the front, there are humps in the fabric.  I have decided that I am going to take out that area and crochet it flat to fix it.  The other area that I'm having difficulty with is in the waist.  The waist isn't quite wide enough.  I need a couple of more inches.  I may add a couple of inches to the bottom since the top, middle, and arms are fine.  Any suggestions???  Pics are below:

Any suggestions would be appreciated.  I am also working on my own entrelac pattern that I believe is new. I am hoping to try to submit it to the magazines and fairs.  After that, I will show it, and post the pattern.  Don't forget to check out Cropperhopper's Stuff at to see some of the new items available.  I will be adding baby and toddler items as I have time to make them.  I always take orders for any type of item.

Happy Hookin & Scrappin,


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