Here are a few examples of sweaters that I have crocheted. The pink sweater was made with Galway 100% wool yarn. I just finished it for the wife of our lead pastor at our church. She is such a thin, thin woman. And OH! so deserving of a warm sweater! I will be presenting this sweater to Mary Langford tonight at church. She has NO idea it's coming, tho her husband, Ron, does.
The green sweater (actually more of a jacket!) is a blend of hand dyed wool, silk and silk noil. Handspun by myself, it weighs 4 pounds and is WARM! I have worn it outdoors already when in the low-mid 20's and was quite comfortable. The pattern I used was modified quite a bit. Pattern called for worsted yarn, where my handspun was bulky. It also called for a knit button and button hole edge. I didn't like it since my yarn was bulky, so I crocheted the edge. It took quite a bit of tweaking, but I was able to pull it off. I know the sweater (jacket) looks "boxy", but it fits my short, cobby torso just fine! I get compliments on it from everyone! From the checkout lady at Walmart to my eye Dr!
The only lessons I've had in crochet was when I was 5 or 6 years old when my grandmother taught me the chain and single crochet. I took it from there. I'll have to post one of my intricate doilies next!
I have had NO spinning lessons what so ever. Been spinning now about 14-15 years and have taken only "Best Of" any catagory I have entered in spinning contests, and a few Best In Shows. (Yes, there really are skien [yarn] competitions.)
If anyone in my area needs help with their crocheting, just ask! (northern Illinois). I DO take custom orders!
Have a great day!