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A Slightly Belated FO Post

So, my successful Ravelympics project was Doris Chan’s Chrysanthemum Tea Skirt, a variation she did on her Chrysanthemum Tea Shawl from the cover of Amazing Crochet Lace, and which I made a while back.  I love that shawl, and when I saw the skirt variation, I knew I had to make it.

As you may remember, there was some debate on which yarn to use, but in the interest of durability, I opted to go with the Allhemp6 in “Brick”:


This is an interesting yarn to work with, I must say.  It was a lot like working with twine while I was crocheting it (although it was still easier on my hands than Manos.  I CANNOT use Manos.)

Once I finished it, it looked like this:


Typical lace.  Crumpled and rumpled and less than fabulous. After a trip through the washer and dryer, though…

Ta da!


OMG I love hemp. It’s SO soft and flowy, but heavy enough to lay really nicely.

I made a simple cotton a-line skirt to wear under it, since crochet is a bit… sheer for everyday wear. (And Amby – check out what I used as an impromptu purse. :D)


And here we have Irene, me, and Carrie at the Renn Faire (And no, we really weren’t posing.  Kris got us while we were chatting about something):


I LOVE this skirt, and I see more crocheted skirts like it in my future, especially since I have a pretty simple way to make the skirts to go with it.  Plus, they are just fun to wear!

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