Saturday, March 24, 2007

Sun Bonnet Sue

It's finished! And I love it! Penny, my roommate thinks I should enter it in the county fair this summer, so it is currently folded and put away so the cats can't get to it. I crocheted it with Dark Horse Yarns in Fantasy bright yellow, burgundy and cream. This yarn is wonderful to work with. I found it at Adela's, my LYS. I went looking for Plymouth Encore DK and they directed me to this. It's my intention to use it in my bedroom as a throw. When I was a kid, my grandma made me a Sunbonnet Sue quilt from scraps and I carried it around everywhere until there is nothing left of it. So when I found the pattern, I just had to do this. Of course, I never do anything strictly according to the pattern, so--- I converted the graphs to excel spreadsheets, which are easier for me to read these days. Then the inner panels between the squares in the pattern are stripes, and I didn't like that, so I used the baseketweave that is used on the border. The border on the pattern had the basket weave on 2 sides, and stripes (kinda) on the other 2. Too much for me! So I just did the entire border in basketweave and had to figure out how to get around the corners. I love the finished look. What do you think?
P.S. One of my Crochet Partners pointed out that one of the hats looks a little peculiar-do you see it? And she is right! Too late to frog it, but Penny says she thinks she can camouflage it w/cross stitch. So no fair entry for this item! And that's OK, that wasn't even in my head when I made it. Just glad it was noticed now, not later. Thanks, Nancy!


Carolyn Mulloy said...

What a beautiful piece of work!! By all means enter this into the fair, it should place very well. Your changes, I feel, makes it far better than the orginal. This would also make a nice wall hanging. Loved how the colors played off of one another. Excellent work!

Anonymous said...

Oh my sunbonet sue I love the sue
wow you made something special....
If I had a pattern I would make a large one for my wheelchair with me in it hehe and show it off for sure

very nice
GaiL Lee

Anonymous said...

What an awesome afghan!!!I have that pattern from Annies Attic. But I am afraid to try it. I loved the colors that you had picked out too. Someday I may master it. But right now too chicken! Beautiful piece of work!
Staci from MO.

Thata said...

You do a great work. The colours you choose are great too. I like it very much... Wait for another project..


Fronie said...

I have been looking for a graph for Sunbonnet Sue for years. Yours is exactly what I am looking for. How can I get hold of the graph you used to make this beautiful afghan. OMG I cant believe I happened upon this, and its exactly what I have searched for for such a long time. Is there anyway you can share the graph?
Thanks, a fellow Sunbonnet Sue lover,