Coconut Ice

Remember the post I wrote a while ago about building a garment from a modular pattern? I explained how I was using Amanda Griffith's book "One Thousand Sweaters" to build my Coconut Ice jumper and mentioned this being a great entry into the idea of pattern modification. With this in mind, I was very interested…

Every one’s a winner, baby

Yippee!! The Heather Slope Rib Sweater is finished!! Astonishingly, given my history with this wool, I really like the finished product. I think that is a strong indication of just how good this pattern is. I've found over the years that it is very hard to come up with a version which falls short of…

Come back, Kojak, all is forgiven

I have a finished object! See - here I am wearing it. Isn't it super? I love it! There's a couple of things I'd do differently if I made it again: most importantly, I would probably use a size smaller needles to give the fabric a slightly denser texture, but all in all I'm really…

If I should smile in sweet surprise

Today is my 61st birthday, which I've been referring to as "Sweet 61" for some time now. In honour of this, and with some creative transposing of figures, I've borrowed my title from Neil Sedaka's 1961 release "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen". I wish I could stop viewing song lyrics from my youth through the sensitive…

Yikes!

I feel almost as if I should just post the picture, because I'm not sure words can express how pleased I am to have finished stitching this. The final skein of yarn rode to my rescue yesterday afternoon, I was pleased to find that it blended in well with the old, and it took less…

It’s a wrap

Well, that would be a finished object, wouldn't it? The Navy Sleeveless Sweater is completed, fits very well and looks marvellous with the autumn/winter wardrobe which is shaping up nicely. Top marks for practicality. You can tell, I'm sure, that I am damning this project with faint praise. Yes, it's perfect, I will wear the…