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  • Rhubarb (aka "Tomato") knit

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  • Vogue Cardi #19 - Knit

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  • Doris Chan's Lace Cardi - crochet

  • Nantucket Jacket

  • Fish Bath Mat

  • Crocheted Triangles Purse

  • More dishcloths than one person should EVER make

  • Fountain Lace Cardi - Knit

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December 19, 2006

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Deneen

This memory lane is fun (for me anyway). The short N Sweet had issues in the size I was making also and honestly, I didn't have it in me to make any corrections and just frogged it, but I do love the sweater. BTW, and not that it will matter much to you, but "they" are now wearing the cropped sweaters with a shirt out-like a long sleeved t-shirt and not tucked in, so if you are uncomfortable wearing a shirt tucked (I don't tuck either, ever)you could try it that way.

Annette

I want to second Deneens suggestion - donc tuck in! Think "tunic with a top layer". Layering is *so* the thing (at least here in France, so you can always say it's the French fashion if your green-hating colleague has any sweet comments).

I actually made this too - the only crocheted garment ever which was not my own design!
I never noticed the glitches in the pattern, because I didn't follow it, just the stitch pattern and the general idea. I made it in DMC Senso.

Your "review" of projects has inspired me - I will find a way to keep track of my "production" under 2007. So fun!

Annette

It's "don't" of course, not "donc".

Leisel

If you're built like me, you don't want to tuck your shirts even IF you're thin enough to do so. It shortens your torso and lengthens your legs, and I know for me, that makes me look all out of proportion... even when I was a teenager and tucked, I always bloused the shirts because it just looked bad tucked and straight.

Most of the time nowadays when I see someone wearing one of those little cropped sweaters, they do so with a long layering shirt underneath. I think that improves the look immensely. My favorite long layering shirts can be found at Target under the name Mossimo. The shoulder seams sit where they are supposed to, and it's a good long length with properly long sleeves. Others that I've tried had skinny, skinny shoulders and were so long you had to really bunch them a lot at the waist to have them sit in the right place.

Anyhow, you might want to try your pretty little cropped number that way and see if it doesn't work for you.

(Oops... I see that I'm not the only one to say this... I think 3 out of 3 votes makes it good advice, right?)

Emma.

Just thought I'd mention some interesting crochet patterns that Little Purl has highlighted on her blog :

http://yscmama.typepad.com/little_purl/

All the Hong Kong girls are very nice. Maybe a swap ? ...

Marvie

I so see that cropped sweater over a black long sleeve shirt! And I fourth the don't bother to tuck thing. I see the same thing here in Germany! It'll be great =)

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