Knitting

Ysolda’s Verity

So, if any of you have been following my blog from the beginning, you would know that I am an avid balker, (blog stalker), and that one of my very favorite blogs belongs to designer Ysolda Teague.  Well, I have recently visited her site and after being able to no longer resist her patterns decided to purchase Verity

This wonderful leafy beret hat is sooo gorgeous!  I absolutley adore the quality of the pattern and the finished result.  After staying up until 1 am the first night and 2 am the second, I finished this wonderful work of art and strolled into work, (which just so happens to be a quilt/knit shop), and showed off my *cough* Ysolda’s, masterpiece.  It was a hit!  Everyone loved it!  I had girls swarm me to try it on.  And one asked me how much I wanted for it. . .lol.  Silly girls, this is mine.  Knit your own.  ^_^ 

So without further ado, I am pleased to introduce, my Verity beret!

Knit from the beautiful Dream in Color yarn in the wonderous colorway Happy Forest, this beret screams bohemian chic.  And how could you resist the oh so pretty Ribbed Lace Bolero by Kelly Maher also knit from Dream in Color’s Classy in colorway Ruby River?  These two yarns, and patterns, compliment each other so well, I felt like I was the epitimy of knit high fashion.  I have yet to post a modeled photo of the bolero, and still have yet to actually pose for it, but maybe you can get a sense with a self portrait of the beauty that is bolero.

Knitting

Ribbed Lace Bolero

Okay, so I was browsing through Ravelry last night and I stumbled onto Kelly Maher’s Ribbed Lace Bolero.  It was so cute, I thought I would CO last night.  So I did.  I used Dream in Color’s Classy Ruby River worsted weight yarn.  I adore their yarn.  It’s so lovely and the colors are simple brilliant.  So I soared past the 2×2 rib, and floated by the first few rows of lace.  I’ve been working on it pretty much all day today, give or take a couple hours, and I’ll be working on it for a bit longer.  It’s absolutely fun and easy!  Here are a few pictures.

Bolero

This is the latest picture.  It’s at about 9 inches including the ribbing.  I have to get to 20.5 before I can start the top of the ribbing.  It shouldn’t take too long.  More pics to come when it gets closer to the finish line!