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« on: August 03, 2010 05:24:19 PM »

This took 6 skeins of Tahki Yarns' Replay (which is an awesome, recycled cotton).  It's a cropped shrug/bolero with a frilled hem and pleated sleeve caps.  I designed this one myself, I think I'd like to see it in wool (or alpaca), too.  That would be pretty sweet for the fall/winter (our winter's in Savannah are pretty mild).  More pics on the Ravelry page:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/betty-11


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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010 07:31:35 PM »

This is beautiful! Creative photos too.


Her dirty paws and furry coat,
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010 08:01:01 AM »

That looks great on you! The ruffles also dress it up a bit too!  I also like that you did your photoshoot in your LYS  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010 10:30:51 AM »

I always thought of cotton yarn as bulky and rough, but it looks incredible in your pictures! Very well done! That shade of grey is lovely against your skin tone, too. Cheesy Congratulations!

(And I agree with Striker923, the LYS shots are brilliant!)

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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2010 04:57:08 PM »

I love it.  And I love your LYS!

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010 05:09:19 PM »

Thanks!  The yarn shop is owned by my friend, it's Wild Fibre in Savannah, Georgia.  Beautiful store, I kind of took it over for a few minutes for the photos (hehe).

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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010 10:29:07 PM »

Beautiful design and execution! The ruffles are perfectly frilly and the color is perfectly neutral - you'll be able to wear this bolera with everything!

Love the photos too! Next time I'm in GA I'll be visiting Wild Fibre Smiley.

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010 07:54:14 AM »

Gorgeous! Love the ruffles. Looks like it would go well with just about anything, and looks comfy, too! Fabulous job!
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2010 11:45:44 AM »

Thats a sweet little shrug.

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