Here I am in my newly finished “Prepster” jacket from the Happy Hooker. If you have any interest in the details of the thing you can see below. In the meantime, I’m a bit worried about my hair. I’ve always really loved wearing it in braids wrapped over my head but now I’m concerned that since we’re moving to Switzerland, it might not be such a good idea anymore. Maybe it’s going to seem as though I’m trying too hard you know? Like running around Paris in a striped shirt and beret while brandishing a baguette and shouting “Oooh la la!”… Will the Swiss people laugh at me and ask me where my lederhosen is or will I fit right in?
About the Prepster- It was my first crochet project and to be honest, I’m not thrilled with the way it turned out. There’s something about the neckline that bothers me- it’s too wide or something and I’m not happy with the way I attached the sleeves which is totally my fault because I’ve never really learned how to do that properly. Also, the body was too bulky and I had to do some shaping with the scissors and the sewing machine. It was the first time I’ve done that and it actually worked out pretty well. I first safety pinned it together the way I wanted it. Then I basted it with a contrasting yarn before sewing up the seams with my machine. I pulled out the basting yarn and then properly stitched it together right next to the machine stitching (so that the from the outside you only see the yarn stitching). Finally I cut the sweater right inside of the sewn seam to get rid of the bulk. The yarn I used was Cascade 220.