Sunday, August 20, 2006

Red Bolero

The red bolero made its debut, as planned, at the Santa Fe Opera. I made it to go with a black and white polka-dot dress as a little cover-up, since the opera is an amphitheater open on both sides. It would have been quite effective on a cool, breezy night, but not so much in a 55-degree torrential downpour. Because that's what happened. The rain came in sideways, prompting hoards of people to run as the opera was still going on, chanting from the audience, and smuggling of alcoholic beverages. Classy crowd, it was. Anyway, here's the sweater after I did a lot of math to re-knit the sleeves. I used size 5 circulars and Elann's Endless Summer Collection Luna in I think what is called Zen Red. The pattern is at garnstudio.com, but I wouldn't suggest it unless you feel like writing your own pattern for the sleeves.

3 comments:

reluctantMANGO said...

Absolutely stunning. Whatever you had to do to get it to work was well worth it!

Dove Knits said...

Love it. Musta looked great with the dress.

lekkercraft said...

lovely fo, and the color is fantastic. I always wanted to do a Garnstudio pattern, but they sound tricky!

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