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neggie
« on: August 09, 2007 11:04:44 AM »

I've just recently (well, okay, it's been a while...) finished not one, but two lace projects. The first is the circular lace bolero, after tragicheroine's, here. I modified the back to add a new lace pattern (picked out and plugged in from my stitchtionary), but otherwise followed her instructions right to the letter.



It's proven to be the perfect thing to wear over a strappy dress to keep it work-appropriate. I imagine I'll make another (with a different lace pattern, of course) again. It was definitely a really quick knit.

The second lace object was by no means quick. It kind of took ages (I believe I started it in December). Nevertheless, I'm extremely happy with it, and not at all adverse to having something complex and lacey in my wardrobe.



It's Ene's Scarf from Scarf Style, knit with some mystery brand of locally-produced Alpaca (I can't seem to figure out why, but it always seems that my LYS carries none of the usual brands/names).



I think this will be the way I'll end up wearing it... lovely as the shawl is, it's difficult to find an everyday kind of way to wear it. But I do love the scarf look.

A little more info and some bonus pictures on the blog.
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2007 11:06:53 AM »

The bolero is gorgeous! How does the front look?
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2007 11:27:59 AM »


 Huh The pattern is lovely - but would look better on something larger!  I have never understood the need for a bolero - seems like wasted wool and effort for something that looks like it doesn't fit and/or has shrunk in the wash. Huh

 Smiley But I do like the shawl. Smiley

Sorry to be negative on your project but overall the work you put in is excellent.

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2007 11:30:37 AM »

Both are gorgeous. I think I'll have to make a lace scarf because I really like the way that you plan to wear your shawl. I just finished tragicheroine's ribby lace bolero last night! I did mine like hers, only I used recycled sari silk yarn for the lacy part and just black for the ribbing.
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007 11:36:27 AM »

Both of those are really nice and totally wearable. That must take loads of time.
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007 11:37:43 AM »

I Love love the scarf! It's awesome that it can be worn more than one way too!

I love the bolero too, that color is really nice!
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2007 12:20:36 PM »


 Huh The pattern is lovely - but would look better on something larger!  I have never understood the need for a bolero - seems like wasted wool and effort for something that looks like it doesn't fit and/or has shrunk in the wash. ??

It's okay, I won't take it personally. It took me a while to warm up to shrugs/boleros, but now that I have, I like the quick-knit and practical aspect of them as projects. Because I work somewhere with a strictish dress code that disallows bare shoulders, it's nice to have a quick-fix for the occassional dress.

I guess it's just a difference of personal opinion on style/practicality. Wink

ETA: Oh, and agah, the front is just open like tragicheroine's.
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2007 12:28:00 PM »

Those are beautiful!  I'm working on my first real lace project right now (the Sweet Mary Jane Cardigan) and even though it's taking forever, I'm absolutely loving it.
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2007 01:04:16 PM »

I love a good shrug/ bolero!

I think yours is lovely, I have been looking for a pattern a beginner could do with out tears (I am so far just a garter, rib, seed stitch kinda gal).

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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2007 09:31:19 AM »

Those are both so pretty! I love the Ene's Scarf, it looks so soft and cozy.  Smiley
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