Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Who Wears Short Shorts?
Well - I don't!
But my niece has asked me to crochet her a pair...
Now I can't say that I've ever crocheted a pair of shorts before - but these ones are kinda cute. They're mostly worked in Single Crochet (US) with a little trim around the bottom of each leg.
(Here's the pattern if you want to take a peek)
My yarn arrived the other day. I figured I should probably use the recommended yarn for the project - since I actually want the shorts to fit! Mind you, it's something I don't think that I've ever done before. Using the recommended yarn for the project? Nah. I like to do my own thing...
Something else I hadn't done before? Ordering yarn online!
Yep. You heard right. I had never ordered yarn online before. Fancy that.
As I was saying, the yarn arrived just the other day. Figured I should swatch to get gauge - since as I mentioned earlier - I want the shorts to fit!
The pattern calls for a 3.0 mm hook - but I needed to go down to a 1.9 mm to get gauge!
Holy Monkeys - these shorts are going to take a lifetime to make...