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Friday, December 15, 2006

gettin’ the fash on over here…

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Fancy. Party. Shell.

The thin shiny ribbon parts blow-up every few inches with a gold glittery puff. Personal fireworks so to speak.

After it’s washed, they lay pretty flat, so there’s no invasion of the bobbles look to this just texture –

Hopefully, I’ll have enough yarn (and I use that term so loosely) to finish this – it is going fast but seems to eat up the yardage much quicker than the company line would suggest.

I’m aiming for a deep-scoop neck shell – with a very thin edge of gold (leftovers form another project) to finish the edge. I’ll scoop out the back to save yarn too – it’s depth TBD by the yardage count towards the end of the project. OH, to live dangerously…

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13 Responses to “Friday, December 15, 2006”

  1. Theresa says:

    Every now and again a girl needs a little bling in her handknit wardrobe. The gold against the copper background is just lovely, and I’m imagining that it will make a wonderful shexy little holiday number.

  2. margene says:

    Oh yes. I see a New Years Eve project and it will be very flashy and oh so, Bonne Marie!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Oh, dear, length TBD… I did a project like this waybackwhen, I might have lived a little too dangerously and now it is a very funny looking crop top! Of course, I didn’t know about important things like GAUGE back then and it is wide enough to fit two of me. Looks like yours will be the right width and hopefully just the right length as well!

  4. Gina says:

    I love the texture and color!

  5. Dana says:

    woot! can’t wait to see how this little number turns out. viva la ribbon!

  6. AmyP says:

    That yarn is very unsual – I’ve not seen anything like that before. The shell promises to be very party-ish!

  7. Leslie says:

    I hope you have enough. It is so festive looking!

  8. Tracey says:

    OH My. Lets hope the yardage holds out, this could turn into one of those party tops you only wear to certain part-ays. ;)

  9. carrie says:

    That is a beautiful ‘yarn’. What a great project. Good luck with it! It’s going to look very festive!

  10. Karen B. says:

    That will look fabulous on you, my dear! Just as rich and wonderful as another holiday sweater I seem to recall…

  11. Sonya says:

    Hi there Bonne Marie! I am a long time reader, but I do beleive this is my very first post. And post I must – the yarn is gorgeous, the shell will be gorgeous, and you will knock socks clean off when you wear it.

  12. gwen says:

    Good luck with the yarn. In the even that you do (gasp!) run short, maybe you can do a top band and straps in a similar yarn? And maybe with that same similar yarn do a single row of single crochet around the bottom to tie it all together?
    Just an idea.
    By the way, I see on the front page that you’re offering the fabulous Ribbi Pulli pattern to wholesalers.
    What about the rest of us?!
    (Waiting…waiting…waiting…)
    ; )

 
 
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