Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Finished! Whew!!! Luna Lovegood will have a sweater!!!!

I finally finished knitting and crocheting this bolero for Luna Lovegood, aka Miss J.  Yes, I did write knitting and crocheting.  The main body of the bolero is knitted, but I crocheted the front border and the triangle design, which you can't really see here, on the bottom sides of the front.  The sleeves are crocheted.  The one button is also crocheted.               

 I didn't have a pattern, partly because I'm still just learning to read them!  I did find one that was similar in an adult size, but I decided that I would just see what I could come up with on my own.  I made it up as I went along, and I could not tell you what I did from row to row.  I do know that I knitted two and purled two on the main body.  Below is the back.
 And, of course, Luna has very long, very blond hair.  No, I didn't make this wig, but I did go to Walmart, and three dollar stores, before I thought to go to Walgreens, where I found it. 
I am very excited to be taking this, the Fleur Delacour, Hedwig, and the two Monster T-Rex costumes to my grandchildren soon.  I hope to get photos of them all dressed in their chosen character's costume.


Marydon said...

Oh, Julia, what a cutie. You do suhc lovely creations ... anxious to see the finished costumes.
Have a beautiful week ~

KID, MD said...

Fabulous! You do amazing yarncrafting. I'm so impressed that you do it all patternless. I'd be hard pressed to make that with a pattern!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I can't believe you can crochet without a pattern. I'd be lost and only hae a lump of yarn to show for my effort. Great job. TFS

Claudia said...

It's adorable, Julia! Beautiful work, as always!


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