Friday, April 03, 2009

Will Bella Go to Stitches?

It's 19 days until Stitches South in Atlanta. A few from my downtown knitting group are going. The jury is still out as to if I will go. But, it never hurts to be prepared.

Since one can simply not appear at such an event without wearing some evidence of one's work, and it will be warm in Atlanta at the end of this month, I am making Marnie MacLean's Bella Paquita. The cross-over neckline is a favorite of mine. After browsing through many finished projects in Ravelry, I chose Red Heart TLC Cotton Plus in a lavender shade.
There were several projects on Ravelry made from more expensive yarns, but the two I liked the best were from TLC Cotton Plus. I ordered mine from and it only cost me around $25. Who can argue with that?

I am finished knitting the bodice and the sleeves. I am about half-way through the lace neckline (I've learned the value -- the necessity -- of using lifelines while working with lace).

Keep your fingers crossed that Bella will be done soon, that she will fit like a dream, and that she will be traveling to Atlanta at the end of the month.

I'll post some pictures this weekend.

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