Sunday, December 21, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Ez's Butterfly Jacket
Did you hear it's snowing today in Portland/Vancouver?? I'm sure for most of you in colder regions this isn't that big of news except for here - it's a big thing! Everything is closed - schools, government and roads and everyone just stays home. So strange!
Anyhow - so my point is - it's cold here right now and I haven't lived in a cold climate for ages so I have barely anything appropriate to wear. This morning I was craving something warm and wooly. I went digging through my closet and guess what I found -
In my flurry of finishing this summer I wove in the ends of this FO and threw it in a drawer somewhere. I have to admit - I wasn't impressed. The fit and style was well, blah. But today, in the cold weather with a little mixing and matching - it took on a new form, just as a butterfly does and I love it! It feels infinitely wearable and best of all wooly and warm. Just as a Zimmerman knit should be.
Here's a view from the back. (shoulda done it seamless but I was lazy)
I knit it in Berrocco Ultra Alpaca (2 skeins - eeked through, barely) and the pattern is from Wool Gathering #78 (since sold out, and the pattern is now sold as a spun out and it's called the butterfly jacket. It's a modernized version of the classic rib warmer. More details on ravelry as always.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Seamless Hybrid Sweater
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Modular Tomten Jacket
Me with the displayed Tomten and wearing my newly completed Seamless Hybrid Sweater in Cestari yarn, also by Elizabeth Zimmermann.