I Found Pandora’s Box

November 2, 2011 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment

It’s a long story, but I am going to a wedding next month and I need a long-sleeve bolero to wear with one of my famous thrift store finds. This time it was a brand new, 100% silk designer dress with the tags still on it for $8.98….yes, under $9.00! When I found it sitting on the back of the rack, I quickly looked from right to left and snatched it up as fast as I could! Anyway, to make a long story a bit shorter, I need a cover-up to wear over the dress since it is sleeveless and I have an arm complex…..can we say “bat wings” everyone?

So, I decided to spend a lovely Friday night strolling through Ravelry’s pattern database, and I found this one, Net Stitch Bolero by Pierrot Yarns. It’s in Japanese, of course, and it only includes one size. Since I am not “one size fits all” according to Asian standards, – yes, I lived in Asia for 2 years, so I know this for a fact Smile- I quickly had to get busy adjusting the pattern to my larger American size 14. Then, I decided that I wanted to change it a bit more and add long sleeves. But, of course, I could not stop there….I decided that I wanted to use a slightly thicker yarn that was already in my stash and matches the dress perfectly….now you see – I have found Pandora’s box.

Glamour Bolero 1

My quest for a nice “easy breezy” bolero pattern to whip up over the weekend turned into quite an adventure. The good news is that I never have time to actually make stuff for myself and this is a nice change of pace. Also, with the thicker yarn, it is working up very quickly. In fact, I just may have this done and out the way for more design work by the end of the week. That would be a record!

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