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.
Yarn: 10 skeins of Vanna’s Choice in Red, 1 skein of White
Hook Size: J crochet hook