OK, I really should have had this done yesterday – but I just couldn’t stay up long enough to sew it up. So when I got home tonight, I grabbed the needle, and then grabbed Cieara and the camera.
Pattern: Ribbed Lace Bolero
Started: April 26, 2008
Finished: April 29, 2008
Great pattern – but I think I should have either made this a litle smaller. Or checked gauge. Probably just made it smaller (I mean, really – guage for something like this? It would take me as long to do a gauge swatch as it did to knit it – and no, I don’t exaggerate at all!). It fits her, but it is just a little loose – and I think she would prefer it a little tighter.
I think it looks very cute on her – and I think it will be very nice this summer with her tanks or sundresses. And it was a perfect break from the shawl. I think I like doing these small patterns in between larger ones (or during) – keeps me excited and yet doesn’t get me too bogged down in a new project.
Again, great pattern – very easy, but interesting and just too clever. I can totally see making more of these, and think they would make great Christmas gifts. I would love to make one for me, but I bet it wouldn’t look as cute!
I’m behind on my blog reading – and I’m sort of avoiding them as well. I’m not going to Maryland this year, and although I’m ok with my decision – I’m still sort of sad about it. So its hard to read blogs that are talking about going. I have gone the last 3 years, so its sort of weird to think of not going – not buying all that great yarn….fleece….roving….maybe a rabbit. Sigh. But the good news is that we are cleaning out the garage. Isn’t that just as good as going? Sigh. Anyway, I’ll get over it, right?
OK, off to knit – have a great rest of the week!