Quite Possibly the Best/ Worst Thing I've Crocheted

I love to crochet so when I became the 2009 – 2010 Sweetheart of the awesome brothers of Omicron Xi (aka the Okies), I thought of a way to combine my love of the Okies with my love of crocheting.  I mean,  Fraternities and crocheting, what could be a more natural pair?

The result of my brainstorming: A men’s crocheted sweater with the fraternity’s Greek letters, OE, worked into the design.

I didn’t take pictures of the sweater before I gave it to the boys, but here is one fine-looking Okie modeling the Okie sweater at the annual OE Christmas party.

This sweater is quite possibly, just maybe, the best and simultaneously the worst crocheted item I’ve ever made.  I look at the sweater and can’t help but laugh (as did the majority of my girl friends when I showed them), but when I gave it to the Okies, they loved it and that’s what really matters in the end.  At least that’s what I tell myself so I don’t retire my hooks for good.

Pattern: Men’s crochet sweater pattern from Debbie Stoller’s  The Happy Hooker +  chart of Crocheted Greek Letters

Yarn: 10 skeins of Vanna’s Choice in Red, 1 skein of White

Hook Size: J crochet hook

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