There's something about a ballerina, isn't there? It's such an iconic role that almost everyone thinks about when they're a kid but relatively no one actually becomes. And even though I've long since past ever wanting to actually be one, I still find them interesting. Certainly interesting enough to have just finished watching 'Ballerina
' on Netflix Instant and now want to look at some ballerina-inspired knits.
|Photo credit: Vogue Kniting, Fall 2009|
I think this looks interesting, with the way that it's wrapped and the peplum skirt. I love something that will spin around a little.
|Photo credit: Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012|
This pattern wasn't written to be ballerina-inspired, but there's something about a wrap that seems meant to be worn over a tutu after a performance, with a full face of make-up. And hey, why haven't any Jane Austen stories become ballets? I wonder which heroine would be best on pointe?
|Photo credit: Vanessa Ewing|
Another obvious piece of ballet knitwear would be legwarmers. These are on the delicate, lacy side, very pretty.
|Photo credit: Vogue Knitting Knit.1 Fall 2006|
These, on the other hand (calf?) are on the chunky, cozy side. Which I also like.
|Photo credit: Monika Sirna|
Am I too old to absolutely covet this skirt? I want a pink tutu out of cloud-like lace yarn.
The closest I'm going to get to being a ballerina is singing along with my 'Center Stage' soundtrack. Hmm, that's not a bad plan for this afternoon...
For more inspiration, go to Woolen Diversions
. She has pretty pictures of flowers this week!
Ohmygoodness that tutu! Ah! Too cute! I'm also digging that jacket.ReplyDelete
You left out bun covers! Those can be very pretty lacy quick knits. I love ballet outfits too, the pink tutu is adorable.ReplyDelete