7/2012 - So, I quickly grew tired of feeling like I needed bronzer, blush and extra sleep in order to wear this color. I love all colors, even pale pink, but they don’t all love me back. I decided that my bargain yarn was a little pale for my already pale skin tone, and I dyed it a saturated fushia pink instead. Way more my style! The good news is, I won’t hesitate in the future to change the color of something if my mail order yarn doesn’t come in quite as I expected.
New pics soon!
6/2012 - I’ve been wearing this a lot now, and I am very happy with the way it turned out. The edgings were all increased slightly to compensate for a tighter sc, and it works perfectly now.
I got this yarn on super-duper close-out sale at WEBS, and this pattern was just calling my name. It was my first “grown up” garment in crochet, and just enough of a challenge to keep me inspired!
5/2012 - I’ll post pics soon, but if you are considering making this one, blocking is hugely important! Also, when you swatch, swatch a little edging to see how your sc compares to the lace work. My edging pulled in to make it near impossible to go over my hip when I stitched it at the same count as the body. I had to add about 10 stitches to make it hang right.