This FO is a little bit out of date, but it's been a bit mental around here of late. So, I finally finished reworking my Curb Chain pattern, and 36 links and approximately 72+ crocheting hours later, I finished up with this bad man:
|On my rug|
|A little idea of scale|
I put a lot of work into this, and I'm relieved to be able to say that it passes my personal litmus test, in that I can still look at it and be a bit awed by it. I know that's a bit big-headed, but I do think it's great, I'm really proud of it.
The pattern for the link I used was about the fourth or fifth version of the curb, here are a few examples of prototypes:
That's the original on the left, and two reworks that were both too small to work in conjunction with other links. The blue one is teeny, with not enough curve to allow following links to lie flat, and the third has too little space in the interior to allow for two links inside the centre of each one.
As a treat, I allowed myself to wear it to a wedding last weekend (after a thorough Scotchguarding) where I met a girl who is dating an old friend, she had been admiring it from afar, and has linked me up with a boutique in London that specialises in handmade objects, who will hopefully want to stock my pieces in the future. I'm also awaiting the date for the Liberty Best Of British Open Call, so that I can take a couple of my pieces to show to the accessories buyers there. More on that as it unfolds.