Friday, March 14, 2008

Me wearing a bolero?

I've always thought of myself as person who can't wear boleros or short cardigans/jackets. I'm too tall. And flat chested. I've always been afraid it'll look as if I bought a cardigan in the kid's section or had an accident in the washing machine. Or if it looks homemade, I'd worry people think I ran out of yarn.

Among my knitting books, I have a book by Lene Holme Samsoe (Swedish title: Sticka romantiskt, modernt och kvinnligt. Original/Danish title: Feminin strikk) and when looking through it the first time I fell in love with a bolero... I can't explain it. It's cute. Something I'm not. It's a bolero. Something I don't wear. It has a ribbon in it. So not me in my clothes. And still... I fell in love.

I fought it. And hid the book.

Yesterday I went to an open knit night in one of the yarn stores in town and I looked through her book collection. She had the book. And I opened it. And I ended up buying yarn for it... Pink yarn...

Here's a link to Blackbunny's version of it.

5 comments:

Geek Knitter said...

Some things are just meant to be!

essjay said...

Pink? I'm sure it will be stunning on you!

Shelley said...

Nice pattern!

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna! Hope you are fine =) The bolero looks really neat (to you spell it like that?). Anyway, I just got home a hole new collection of rings and "armband" if you´re still interested. Do you have MSN? If yes - you can add me as juvelskakaren@hotmail.com. Then I can show you some pictures =) Kind regards Jessica.

zees5 said...

I'm not cute either, but I really wanted to make that bolero, but I can't read Danish ):
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