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Friday, December 29, 2006

New Threads FRIDAY!


Queen Bling
Designer: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: Katia *JOYA*
Color: Copper #8
Gauge: 18 sts/24rows over 4″
Needles: #10.5

Behold! The power of the Lust for A New Party Outfit!

I am shocked/not shocked that I actually finished this – it was basically begun on the 14th of December and WHOOT! Two weeks later, even though the blur of the holidaze spun my head, even though the naughty nature of this tinselly ribbon provoked and aggravated this native, even though other more important projects were staring me in the face, I finished this.



A pile of jewels anchored by a brooch fills the deep neckline with a sigh.

Originally, I was going to use leftover gold tone ribbon to finish the edges, but it didn’t work! The bright gold in the main ribbon clashed with the dullness of the edging. So I went back to the drawing board and decided to try the red leftover ribbon instead. It neither detracts or retracts but edges the shell with a delightful KISS of color that is in the same tonal range as the Copper in the body ribbon.

You’ve painted up your lips
And rolled and curled your tinted hair
Ruby are you contemplating
Going out somewhere
The shadow on the wall
Tells me the sun is going down
Oh Ruby
Don’t take your love to town

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30 responses to “Friday, December 29, 2006”

  1. Marg says:

    Glorious! Glamourous! And that old stand-by….

    Have a Very Happy New Year, Bonne Marie!

  2. Norma says:

    Absolutely FABULOUS.

  3. Leslie says:

    The red edging gives a subtle finishing touch which make it look even richer. Now, go partay!

  4. Melanie says:

    That is AMAZING – it’s perfect! The necklaces make it even more so. Enjoy partying!

  5. Cara says:

    Gorgeous! As are you! Happy New Year – have a blast!

  6. Michelle says:

    And with a Kenny Rogers reference and everything!
    Have a fabulous New Year’s Eve celebration!

  7. Zonda says:

    That is gorgeous! Nice work and so glad you’ll be able to wear it! :)

    Happy New Year!

  8. Jennifer says:


    Have a happy New Year!

  9. scout says:

    I’m coming and stealing that. Seriously. IT’s amazing.

  10. Sonya says:

    The red ribbon has it! I love the way it frames the slightly squared neckline, all the better to display the jewels and finery. You continue to impress – such chic, such style, such fast knitting.

  11. margene says:

    Only you could pull off a new top in mere days. It’s beautiful and you sure know how to accessorize. Happy New Year Bonne Marie!!

  12. meg says:

    Beautiful! I love the way dark red looks on pale redhead skin. Very Regal. Very Elegant!

  13. Theresa says:

    That’s lovely! The jewelry you put with it makes it perfect.

  14. amisha says:

    beautiful and festive! i know you’ll love wearing it… have a great new year’s!

  15. LaurieM says:

    Hooray! It looks wonderful! Oh you are going to have lots of fun in that.

  16. Vicki says:

    Bonne Marie, it is fantastic! Happy New Year!!!

  17. Leslie says:

    We’re expecting two feet of snow in the mountains and most homes heat with wood, so no decolletee here. But we get to break out the sweaters!

    We’ll live vicariously through you. The top is stunning, BMB. More success to you in 2007!

  18. Natalia says:

    Wow! the top looks stunning, and the jewelry rocks! You are inspirational, have a wonderful new year!

  19. Wanda says:

    Gorgeous! And just in time to ring in the New Year.

  20. AmyP says:

    Oooh – bling! Have a great time partying in that top!

  21. rb says:

    LOVE it!

    Happy new year!

  22. Debi says:

    Lovely and festive! Enjoy!!

    and have a Happy Healthy New Year Bonne Marie!

  23. Karen B. says:

    Oh Ru-u-u-Be-e-e! Do take this lovely out on the town this holiday weekend!

    Belle of the ball, b.!

  24. Lacy says:

    Too hot for words! All eyes will be on you!

  25. Ande says:

    Wow! That is really beautiful! And you finished in PLENTY of time! Could this be the theme for 2007?! Rock it, girl! Happy New Year! Thanks for all your inspiration!

  26. Gina says:

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! You will be the belle of the ball. Happy New Year!

  27. DonnaP says:

    Lovely. Absolutely lovely. Happy New Year, Bonne Marie!

  28. claudia says:

    One of my very favorite colors. Happy New Year!

  29. Carol says:

    Now THAT says “Festive and knows how to party”! Happy New Year!!!

  30. Karen says:

    So very pretty! I love the edging done in red. Happy New Year Bonne Marie!

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