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Tres Chic Veronique


Red Bamboo

After many false starts with other projects (Habu's Chinese Top Pullover, the Flutter Sleeve cardi, Lush & Lacy, Olga's jacket--all shamefully semi-abandoned WIPs), there is finally one that caught my interest long enough to actually complete it.
Presenting...... Kate Gilbert's Camellia! (Deets on my Ravelry page).
Red Bamboo Camellia
One good thing about the lag between uploading my pictures on Flickr and an actual post on my blog? I already know what you're going to ask! In this case, let's cut to the chase: Swedish Sven clogs purchased at Refinery in Brooklyn. I believe that they design their own Sven clogs based on all the various elements that Sven offers: different heel heights, colors of wood, color of leather and shape of cutouts. The possibilities are endless! You can also make your own clogs from scratch here.
Red Bamboo Camellia-- neck detail
This neckline goes well with my Figs & Ginger necklace, don't you think?

I made 3 sleeves for this top: originally, I thought that the cap sleeve would look better on me than the flutter sleeves, but that was not the case. Flutter sleeves it is!
Camellia sleeve

Final verdict? Overwhelmingly positive! The bamboo yarn was so soft and silky that I didn't mind its lack of elasticity. This top had just enough lace to keep me entertained but not too much so that it would become a chore. I'm just hoping that the bamboo won't stretch out too much...

And finally, I have to give a shout out to Caren, who I found through Ravelry. She very kindly sold me one ball of SWTC Bamboo yarn in the same dye lot, which I desperately needed.

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By Veronique
On Tuesday, August 26, 2008
At 8/26/2008 04:17:00 PM