What doesn't kill me

What doesn't kill me will only make me stronger.

I've said this plenty of times in my life. Sometimes it's in jest, while other times it's during a rough period of my life.


Last week I finally finished the 3 crochet projects I had - 2 cup holders for the kids for when we go to Caribou and a cute little tank for me. I always have to have at least one project to do. The problem is, I get bored easily. This is how I end up with numerous projects at one time. I do have a blanket I could work on, but it's too warm for blankets. That, and I'm tired of looking at the 49872345 squares that will make up this blanket. So to Google I turned to find another project.

For a while I've wanted to make myself a sweater vest. Not one of the dorky ones that a geek would wear over a button up shirt, but a long flowing one. I wanted one with cables because I wanted to learn how to do those. Apparently cables are more of a knitting thing. That I don't do! But after hours of searching I finally found a vest that I love.



Layering tunic vest




That up there? It's exactly what I was looking for! Want a close-up of the pattern I need to figure out? Here ya go...


Layering tunic vest


If you really want your head to spin, you can click on one of the pictures to see the actual pattern. Whether you know how to crochet or not, trust me. Your head will spin. Mine did. And still is!

This sweater may be the death of me. Four rows in and I was already stuck. But if it doesn't kill me, I will surely be one strong chic!



7 comments:

Oka said...

I do not have the patience for anything like that. Good Luck!

Jessica said...

Oh I admire your skills and patience. I have learned to knit and crochet but haven't seen many projects through.

Kmama said...

That sweater is super pretty! Are you doing it in the same color?

Brittney said...

its cute. I cannot sew crochet or knit so best of luck with that cant wait to see the finished product

MommaKiss said...

Seriously impressive. I'm all in awe over here.

Jenn @ South of Sheridan said...

I have a pattern for a sweater that's lighter than that, if you're interested I can scan it and send it to you (once I find my books, that is.)

I can do basic patterns, haven't tried to crochet any clothing yet. I just don't see that going well for me haha. :)

KLZ said...

I so badly need to learn to crochet. I'm an amateur knitter but I feel I might have more success with only one hook. Alas, I am so lazy.