Sparkly Black Bolero
Friday, November 28, 2008
The Girlfriend made a mint bolero recently and I liked it so much I decided to go ahead and make the same one too. This was last Thursday and here it is, a week later.
My glammed up version:
This is the first time I'm using camel hair yarn. I thought it was going to be pokey but it's surprising soft. Well, not cashmere soft but soft enough and - this is paramount as I've got sensitive skin - it doesn't itch either. I was specifically looking for black yarn with a silver strand running through it but my regular yarn store didn't have them. Well, they did but not what I had in mind. However, yours truly has become a valued customer (the ladies there always brighten up when I arrive and when I leave, their smiles are even wider, with kerching! still echoing in their ears), the sales assistant said it's not a problem, if I could wait fifteen minutes, they would have the yarn of my choice spun up with silver thread. For me. Wow!
The resulting bling factor is tastefully subtle. Under strong light, the bolero twinkles and sparkles, something which try as I might, can't seem to capture on camera. A pity, because that's what makes it pop. Oh well, some things have to be appreciated in person.
Labels: my other passion, sew gorgeous
The Dutchess of Cookalot whipped this up at 3:23 am