Several people have wanted to know what kind of yarn I am using for the Lelah top. I am a little reluctant to tell you because... it is acrylic. Ok, ok, simmer down- since I'm a huge fan of the instant gratification, I like to stop by the Michael's across the street to pick up yarn for small projects. I'm using Caron's Simply Soft in Bone 9905. The color is really beautiful and it doesn't have that gross acrylic feel. The only thing I don't like about it is that the lace section looks a little spongy or something.
I've never blocked acrylic before- does it even do anything to the fabric?
I passed the eyelet row on the Lelah, so now I'm into the home stretch and can't wait. It's still so hot outside that I will actually be able to wear this without having to wait a few months.
I have to pick out a ribbon for the eyelet row, but also for the straps (I just can't bring myself to wear a strapless top). Chocolate brown would be an excellent color for the trim but I am torn on whether they should be grosgrain or velvet. What do we think??