Tuesday, February 5, 2008
FO: Ribbed Lace Bolero
Pattern: Ribbed Lace Bolero, by Kelly
Props to Toby at Visualbass, he's a big sweetie to take the photos. See a couple of posts below for a shot Jen took of Toby, taking a shot of me. Toby is super amazing.
Needles: 5 mm and 6.5 mm
Yarn: Honest? Bernat Satin. Bought it at Walmart. Seriously.
Mods: None really.It's customizable and I love it. And hey, those photos are of the bolero inside out, and it still looks great. That's a fabulous pattern.
NOtes: Oh my god, I'm going to knit one in every colour. This is the best thing that has happened to my summer wardrobe since... I don't know. But it's awesome. When I cast on for this project, I had just figured out something really important about what I need to do to feel satisfied, as a knitter. I had been thinking about the projects I chose in 2007, and I think I buried myself under too many large-scale projects, without enough mid-sized ones. I would churn out a few quick small things just to feel the satisfaction of an FO, but let's face it- I'm in it for the hand knit clothes. This bolero represents the first of my new knitting plans-more small and wearable knits!! Good thing summer's coming...
Oh, and as an aside:
I often get compliments on my skin, and I guarantee it's because of this concealer- Lancome's Effacernes. It is the be all and end all. If I could only take one cosmetic to a deserted island, it would be this. It's waterproof, blends fabulously, covers pores/pimples/dark circles/small countries/probably hiding Osama Bin Laden as we speak, great buildable coverage. It's brilliant, I love it, and one day we're going to get married and have babies and live happily ever after. That's how great this concealer is. I just thought you should know.