As many of you know, Sandi has been a long time knitter and crocheter, but has often said that while she can crochet, knitting is her passion. She knits very fast, and so it's been easy to just fall back on knitting to create that emergency sweater. She would work up the occasional crocheted hat, scarf, or edging, but she hadn't gotten around to working through a whole crocheted sweater!
A challenge from our friend, Emy, has changed all that. Emy (a FANTASTIC crocheter!), challenged Sandi to stop whining and crochet that first sweater! After two weeks of stalling around, Sandi still hadn't found a pattern she liked enough to try out this crocheted garment concept. Emy suggested that Ravelry might have something...we love Ravelry! Sure enough, 15 minutes later Sandi had both a pattern and yarn in hand to start crocheting!
She has finished it up, and it really did go quickly. Maybe not as fast as a knitted sweater would for Sandi, but still very fast. She really, really, really appreciates having been challenged to try this out, and the resulting sweater is going to be a favourite in her wardrobe. It's a perfect sweater for Summer, worked up in Fortissima sock yarn, light and easy care. She'll be wearing it all week at the shop, so be sure to stop by and check it out! Hurray for crochet!