Friday, August 31, 2007

"Just Bamboo" Collared Blouse

The blouse is done! I've worn it a couple of times already and gotten nice compliments on it. Its very comfortable and I like the adjustable waistline tie. I did have to add in a single crochet around the neckline to keep it from stretching out too much.
This pattern is knit using Sirdar's "Just Bamboo". (I got the yarn at Twisted, and they are having a sale on this yarn over the weekend!) I love working with the bamboo. This is made into a ribbon and so it doesn't tangle like the bamboo on the cone does (Silk City Fiber) that I used for "Stormy Sky" sweater and bag.

You can make one yourself, the pattern is now available at Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design.

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Sneak Preview

So here's the sneak preview of what I've been doing with the "Just Bamboo" I picked up at Twisted. The original plan was for a sleeveless top, a little blousy and with a collar. Thats now morphing into short sleeves and I'm still considering what I want to do for the collar/neck edge. I had at one time threaded a contrasting color yarn through the little eyelets you see here, but decided that was too busy. I'm planning on wearing this one at work (and even though we are done with the old dress-suit dress code days, its still helps to have something a bit dressier).

I'm wearing the tank-top version of this now, and I must say that the fabric is light-weight and very comfortable!

I'm guessing I'll be done in within the week and then we'll post the real photos (and the pattern will be available at the Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design website!!

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