Thursday, June 20, 2013
Last week I decided to make a bolero from a pattern in The Happy Hooker called "Short 'N Sweet". Theirs is done in a dark red 100% mercerized cotton; I used some black 100% acrylic Red Heart yarn I had on hand. The pattern was pretty fun to stitch up (I'd never done around the post crocheting before). I wasn't sure exactly which size I should make, but I figured a little bigger would be better than too small. So, I went with the large size. It is a little big, but I still like how it turned out. I think the pattern would have shown up better with a lighter colored yarn. If I make this again, I'll find some of the mercerized cotton in a light color. I do like it though; it's pretty warm, so it should work great on cool nights (or in air conditioned building) over anything from a T-shirt to a dress (great for bonfires, parties, and anything outside from Spring through Autumn). On to the next shrug!