Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Yin and the Yang

All last summer, I kept walking by and fondling the Yin-Yang Bolero we had in the shop at Bloomin Yarns. It was a sample for Knit One Crochet Too’s Ty-Dy.


I picked out two complimentary colorways of the yarn, which happened to be very close to the store sample. And there was a fantastic button in the shop, so boom. Project.

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That was back in September. I cranked on it for a very short period of time, and I knocked out about 80% of the sweater. Then the weather changed and my mojo on this sweater completely vanished. So I put it away for a few … uh … months.

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When it started warming up again, I knew I had to suck it up and get this thing finished. So I pulled out the project bag and garter stitched my little heart out for a few nights and I was all done.

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Yin-Yang Bolero
Pattern: Yin Yang Bolero #1404 by Helene Rush
Size: 47”
Yarn: Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy.
Quantity: 3 skeins/color, though I just barely dipped into that second skein (grrr …)
Colors: Blue Pansy and Meadow
Source: Bloomin Yarns, McMurray, Pa.
Needles: US 8 from my KA Switch set
Started: 11 September 2008
Finished: 19 July 2009

6 comments:

Bezzie said...

Very nice! It's different enough without being too different you know?

SJ said...

I was wondering whatever had happened to that project! It turned out great!

Jen said...

Gotta love the garter stitch. :)

Donna Lee said...

You are cranking them out! It looks good on you!

Zonda said...

Go you on the WIP"S!!! Love the color combo! Looks good! :)

turtlegirl76 said...

Awesome! Just in time for a little vacation too. It looks great on you. Love the 2 colors you chose.