Friday, 11. April 2008
For the last few days, I’ve been obsessed with biker-style jackets. I searched the fashion forums and picked out two that I liked most.
(simple lines, hidden pockets, and epaulets)
What I happen to have is also 7 balls of chunky yarn that was originally purchased to make Tikru’s Greengable. Unfortunately, I realized it wasn’t enough. Since then, the yarn has been staring me in the face gnawing at me to make something out of it. So when the startitis bug hit, I gave in to the temptation of instantly casting on. I made a mental list of the qualities that I want from this jacket, and I realized that given the possibility of running out of yarn, the jacket should be:
- Knit top down, but with short-rows for shoulder shaping
- With top down set-in sleeves
- Have vertical slit pockets on both fronts, also top down
- High collar
- Sleeve, bottom and collar bands in contrast color, but keep front button bands in same color
- Epaulets! Wee….
Of course it was then that I realized that there is no pattern for all the things that I want to do, so what better time than to make my own? That’s right – my jacket is going to have ALL of those qualities. Barbara Walker, don’t let me down now. And this is what I have to show for it after 2 days.
(a big lump of chunky yarn)
Oh yea, and I’m also knitting a pair of Aquaphobia Socks on the side too. You can never have too many WIPs.
(jah…I is busy)