Donna Lynn's Blog

I'm a 34 yr old, happily married woman with the 2 most wonderful doggies in the world! I live in Florida and love all types of crafting! Right now my fave thing to do with my hands is crochet!!!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Mrs. Weasley's Sweater ~ COMPLETED!!!

Well, I finished this today! It is a wonderful sweater and I am extremely pleased with how well it turned out. I used a larger hook than called for in the pattern as I wanted it to be larger than written (I used a size K). I used several shades of Caron Simply Soft for it and the Soft Pink color for the actual body of the sweater. Mine is also longer than written due to the larger hook. As you can see it practically comes down to my knees! I like it like this though. I think it'll be a great addition to my wardrobe! Please forgive how I look. My DH always seems to take my pics at the most unflattering angles... Ah well...

This pattern was quite easy to follow and worked up much more quickly than I expected it to. It looks extremely complex but it's quite fast once you get going. If interested in purchasing this pattern, contact Shelle and she will be more than happy to assist you.

I am seriously considering teaching how to make this sweater in an upcoming crochet class. I have sent out an e-mail to all of my students and am working on a sign to put up at Hobby Lobby. I'm thinking it'll take at least 4 classes to teach this. I'm only wondering about the price. Not sure what to charge for a long class like this.

If you have any suggestions for my crochet classes, please contact me and let me know.


At 9:39 PM, Blogger Shelle said...

Wow, you sure got that done quickly! It looks great! I love the way you did the sleeves - mixing up the colors for the 2nd sleeve. It really looks huge on you, but that's the kind of sweater it is - bigger than life! Great work, and good luck with your classes. I hope to see everybody's picture in their completed sweaters. Thank you for testing my pattern. I'm so glad you enjoyed making it. Hugs!

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Lucy said...

How the heck did you do that so quick???? I think you should enter a fastest crocheter contest!!! WOW! That sweater is really probably could do a class on that with the popularity of Harry Potter!

At 10:39 PM, Blogger Barb said...

I love that sweater it looks really good on you :)

At 2:36 AM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

That is gorgeous!! The sleeves! WOW!!

At 9:25 AM, Blogger Leigh said...

That's a great sweater. It looks like it would be a ton of fun to make!

I bet you could run a class on that -- heck, there are so many Harry Potter patterns floating around out there for the scarves, hats, etc., I bet you could do a series of classes if you wanted to!

I'd have no idea what to charge either... Well, if your Hobby Lobby is anything like mine some of the classes (painting and cake decorating, at mine) are 3-4 night courses. Maybe you could see what they charge and use that as a starting point to figure from? Anyhoo, good luck! :)


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