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FO - "Spring has sprung" Bolero

Spring had been a complete farse until this past weekend. We still dragged heavy coats around and the generalised mood still was "Oh, no, not crappy rain again". But this weekend, spring has finally sprung and in its full splendour! Yeah! And, as usual, I'd left everything for the last minute: I still hadn't crocheted/knitted a decent springy/summery item for Little A. With that in mind, I made a list of "must-have handmade items" for Little A. for the hot weather ahead:
  • 1 poncho;
  • 1 cardigan;
  • 1/2 boleros;
  • 3/4 tops/tunics. 
And the first bolero, in cheerful and green tones, is done! Best of all, I actually managed to follow a Drops pattern and survive! I may have mucked up the mesh section, by not really paying close attention to stitch counts, and I also opted out of the sleeves. But, still, I couldn't be happier with the results. It looks soooooooooo cute! 
Pattern: s24-19 Bolero, by DROPS design
Size: 3-5
Yarn: Ice Yarns Magic Design 
How much: 0.6 skeins (216.2 meters (236.4 yards), 60 grams
Time spent: 3-4 hours
Level of sanity after completing a DROPS pattern: apparently, unaffected. 

A Primavera tinha sido uma completa farsa até ao fim-de-semana passado. Continuamos a arrastar casacos pesados para todo o lado e a conversa generalizada era "Oh, não, chuva outra vez". Mas este fim-de-semana, a primavera primaverou e no seu esplendor total! SIM! E, como sempre, deixei tudo para a última hora: ainda não tinha crochetado ou tricotado uma peça primaveral/estival para a Little A. Assim, fiz uma lista de "peças essenciais feitas à mão" para a Little A. usar durante o calor que aí vêm:
  • 1 poncho;
  • 1 casaco;
  • 1/2 boleros;
  • 3/4 camisolas/túnicas. 
E o primeiro bolero, em tons verdes e alegres, já está feito! Melhor ainda, completei um modelo da DROPS e sobrevivi! Talvez tenha lixado a parte da rede, porque não prestei atenção ao número de pontos e carreiras, e também não fiz mais nada nas mangas. Mas, mesmo assim, não podia estar mais satisfeita com o resultado. É tãoooooooooooooooo giro!
Modelo: Bolero s24-18, da DROPS design  
Tamanho: 3-5
Fio: Ice Yarns Magic Design
Quanto: 0.6 meada (216,2 metros)
Tempo dispendido: 3-4 horas
Nível de sanidade depois de acabar um modelo DROPS: aparentemente, sem alterações. 


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