Pattern: Light and Lacy by Doris Chan
Yarn: Schachenmayr Nomotta Belana, superwash wool
Yardage: 546 yards in stash
Color: F8410, blue
Hook: US Size G & I
Cast on: June 25, 2010
Notes: I learned to crochet with steel hook and cotton threads when I was a little girl, but never done much other than an occasional edging. This is my first time to crochet from a pattern, and to make a garment that supposed to fit a human body. The beginning was a bit challenging, I couldn't even figure out where in the pattern was the "cast on". I was constantly lost where I was on the garment. When I finally got the idea how the back and front and shoulders fit together, I thought the shoulder straps were way too short, so I added a few rows (like quite a few). This resulted a massively plunging neckline that only JLo would wear in public. I added a round of white to pull it together. Now, that looks better.
(Update to add, this is not done yet (yarn and markers attached!), still yet to finish the bottom, and white edgings around the arm holes to match the neckline.)