Sunday, March 10, 2013

Emaline's Winter Accessory - Bosom Friend Progress: part 1

Happy March to you all!!
We are having a splendid one so far. Thursday and Friday it was freezing cold and snowing and then melting. Yesterday and today, it's sunny, blue sky and about 50something degrees. What a life it is!

So... the Winter accessory I'm making is called a "Bosom Friend" or "Heart Warmer" or "Sontag".

Here are two versions of the Bosom Friend pattern taken from a January 1860 Godey's Ladies Magazine. Here and here
This isn't the pattern I'm doing, but it looks very neat and I definitely want to try it sometime.

The yarn is from the Shetland Isles first and then the small, delightful seaside town of Mendocino, California, which is where I bought it.
My Mama took me there for my post-Graduation trip in May 2010. It is one of my favorite places in the world!

 This is the first house that was built there in the 1860's.

And here is the yarn shop where I got the yarn for my project!
The design...

The Pattern... I'm actually using a shawl pattern, but I think it'll double as a "Bosom Friend"  (Isn't that the greatest name?) Here's the free download. I'm using the "Heart Shaped" shawl pattern.

The yarn... (The color is named Bramble. Isn't that cute!) Ooh! I love wool so much!
The progress so far... I know, it doesn't look like much yet.. But we're getting there!
I can't wait for the coziness!

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Thanks for reading, all you lovely cozy friends!


Jeannette said...

Mendocino...ah yes, haven't been that far north for a while...but all the birds that fly by go that way this time of year. But now I am curious as to where you hide out the rest of the time?

Your heart warmer is much more fashionable than the fleece vests I often to put to run around outside on the ocean cliff where I live.

Anna said...

Oooh lovely yarn!! And I love your are such a talented artist! I haven't sketched in ages, I have been wanting to practice lately!
I am so behind! I need to get busy on my accessory and maybe take pictures of my own wardrobe! (all made by generous people I know!)
♥ Cora