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Tuesday, November 28, 2006


The vest. It grows. The pattern from the hand painted yarn is intriguing me such that I can’t wait to see what comes next.

This little number has become a reward, so to speak, or perhaps, more accurately, a bribe. There’s a lot cookin’ in the kitchen at Chez Chic and to keep myself on point, I work a few rows on a fab personal project to reward myself.

Another, quicker (and necessary) reward – some new Boots! These are by Camper and were harvested on a shoe sale romp with Theresa on Sunday.


The combination of materials in these boots is what caught my eye: rubber toe kicks and 3″ heels, Nubuck sides, Taffeta tops!

But wait, when the brain is all fired UP, one project isn’t enough. Just when you need to be focused on the singular, the multiple will be very appealing. And we’re not talking about any old project. Or, maybe we are! The uncontrollable urge to re-work re-model a previous project just might strike.


Here is a sweater I made earlier this year which decided it would be much happier as a cap-sleeved vest. In my rather cavalier ignorance, I thought it would be an evening or 2 romp in front of the TV. MEMO to SELF: next time, try and have the bright ideas the first time around…

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14 responses to “Tuesday, November 28, 2006”

  1. scout says:

    I love the yarn for the vest. It’s really pretty!

  2. LauraK says:

    Which shoe store????

  3. Tracey says:

    Love those boots, what a combination. I love the way your sweater/soon to be vest worked up. That is a great colorway.

  4. Wanda says:

    Wow, both looks great. I remember the vest from earlier this year too. It’s working up great!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Do those boots have heels? Awesome!

  6. Debi says:

    Congrats on your new venture B-M!!

    Love the vests, both look great!

    Those shoes are so fugly they’re way cute :)

  7. gw says:

    Those shoes are kickin’! (No pun intended.) They’ve got that retro-Victorian thing going on that’s too cute.
    The vest would be perfect for layering under a cardi. Mmmmm…toasty!!

  8. eve says:

    Cool shoes. They look just like the greyish-clear vinyl overboots my mom used wear over her heels in the rain — heel and all! That foldover with loop closure is exactly the same. That was in the ’60s.

  9. Bonne Marie says:

    OMG! Eve – that is right on! I’ve seen boots like that – they must’ve retro-fitted a injection mold or something and slapped on some NuBuck.

    Umm, um. I love this Post-Modern World :P

  10. Wannietta says:

    LOVE the variegation!!

  11. Angela says:

    Oooooh, those boots! Is the KIP at Letizia’s tomorrow? If so, I’ll see you then.

  12. Bonne Marie says:

    KIP is going down at Alliance Bakery (1700 block of W. Division)

    see you there?

  13. Cindy D says:

    Love the ultra alpaca in that design! Can you tell me the name of the boots or where they can be purchased?

  14. Bonne Marie says:

    The booties are by Camper – Model Minie 45913. I bought them locally at Niche but you can probably get them online.

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