....second time around and I'm heaps happier with how my stripey raglan is turning out..it really helps being able to try it on as I go. The waist shaping was done by just changing the needle size from 11 to 10.5 (US sizes), and I think I'll do the same with the sleeves.
We had a chance to go around some second hand book shops today, and just looky, looky, looky at what I bought!!...Yep, a complete set of 18 Golden Hands craft books for $5 the lot :-D
They were published in 1970, so as you would expect, some of the projects are hilarious, some look decidely dodgy, and some are completely do-able and should look really good, given a bit of an update (there's actually a lot more good
patterns than you would expect)
Not a bad buy considering that the cheapest craft magazine I could have bought today, would have cost me at least double the amount that this whole collection cost me
....now...decisions, decisions!...shall I crochet the granny square hooded cape, or the cabled jumper being modelled by the young guy smoking a pipe(!), or maybe the 'about town' coat with the jaunty hat ;-D
...ha...bet you're looking forward to those photos!