Monday, December 19, 2011

FO: Red Bougainvillea

Yikes, by the skin of teeth! This came off the needles, got blocked in a hurry, and sent off to a lucky gift recipient.
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This is knitted from my own pattern, Bougainvillea. I did a few extra repeats because this is a thinner yarn--a merino-tencel blend hand-dyed and sold at A Mind's Eye Yarns,  which I got during the Cambridge portion of the Cambridge-Boston yarn crawl a few months ago. The sheen from the tencel works well for the bougainvillea bracts (the colored leaves on bougainvillea).
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It was very late by the time it was picture time, so all of them are kinda dark and romantic, especially this one. You can really see the lace detail though!
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So this makese #11 of my 12 under 43 projects for the year! Just one more to go!

2 comments:

mooncalf said...

Ooh I hope you're knitting quickly! Not long to go!

Julie said...

ooh, beautiful!! I realized i need to get the needles moving a little faster to hit my goal FOs for this year, too- lots of knitting ahead!