Thursday, April 06, 2006

Vogue Knitting August 2005 lace trim bolero

I finished this thing a long time ago... (January-ish) but I haven't gotten around to posting a picture of it. Here are the pics:

I love this sweater, as soon as I saw it in the magazine, I HAD TO HAVE IT. I used Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool 4 skiens, for the medium size, which I think is a bit too big on me. I only needed the 4th skien to finish the lace edging. One thing to note though, is that the instructions say to knit the edging separately and sew it on as you go. WTF? Who would do that? Instead I knitted on the border picking up stitches as I went, as can be done for attaching borders to lace shawls as outlined in Miller's Heirloom knitting.

Now for the catch... as some of you know I've been kinda under the weather for the last 6 months or so, and I've lost a few sizes of girth. So none of my dresses fit. NONE. Waah! So now I have nothing to throw this adorable sweater over! It clearly does NOT go with blue jeans and a tee shirt, as you can see in the lower picture. So I propose giving it to Thrace, wo will treat it lovingly and with care, NOT felt it, keep it far away from her cats, so one day, when I have nice clothes again, I can maybe borrow it? The terms of this adorable sweater adoption are negotiable... And Thrace, if you can think of any of my dresses you'd want (like the black mandarin collared number) let me know too. Blah. I hate replacing all my clothes. :(