It's off the blocking and ready to wear. Too bad the weather is too warm for alpaca lace. Despite all the heartbreak of the process, or perhaps because of it, I love the result. The bell sleeves? "...like a wild winged dove, ooh, baby, ooh, baby, ooh..."
Pattern: Top Down Raglan Bolero from Headwater Wools
Yarn: 100% alpaca from Peru4less (Ebay store)\
Needles: 3.75mm circulars
Modifications: I added quite a bit of length to the body. Thus it looks more sweater-like and less trendy boob cover. I also lengthened the sleeves by about thirty rows. Also, the pattern illustration shows the bolero hanging open but I prefer the single pin closure.
Hey, notice the photo is taken outside? That means that spring has finally sprung. This calls for Saturday soil turning and a Sunday stroll to the local garden centre.