Is that photo Noro-licious or what? I finally finished the hood after reading the pattern completely wrong, then sewed it all together! The above shot shows the hood, which is not in colour sequence because I was trying to make it the brightest, most colourful part of the jacket, which involved saving the aqua bits instead of knitting them into the top of the back which would be covered with the hood! My wool winder had an awesome workout with this little project, as I turned the balls inside and out, trying to even out the stripes! And today I took it in to work to hand over to my wonderful friend, who loved it deeply….
As we ran out of wool quite quickly, with me underestimating how much the hood would need, the jacket became a sleeveless jacket (!) and I crocheted a nice chunky shell-stitch edging around the sleeves and the bottom which finished it off beautifully. It’s funny, I don’t know if you’re like this with your knitting or bigger crochet projects, but I get ‘over’ them, and when I’ve finished them, need some space from them… I wasn’t sure about the jacket until I had handed it over to my friend, then every time I walked into her office today (which was far too many times, I really need to leave her alone to get on with her work instead of chatting her ear off all day!) and saw it on her chair, I was blown away by the Noro-liciousness, the stripey goodness, the garter stitch love, and wished like hell it would fit meeeeeeeeee!!!
Isn’t it super-frustrating when you upload photographs and see that the subject is ever so slightly off centre, or the bottom has curled up a little bit in the wind… maybe I’m just hyper-critical of my, um… everything, but let me just say the jacket is lush in ‘person!’
It’s getting quite past my bedtime here, and my eyes are falling asleep on me, so I’ll have to shut my computer down before I fell asleep and lose it off the side of my bed! Apparently I’ve been teaching crochet classes in my sleep lately… Do you sleep talk? I do… whatever is in my mind comes out of my mouth when I’m asleep which I worry about sometimes, I get nervous that one day I’ll say something completely incriminating and upset KB! I have upset her in the past by being a meanie in my sleep, but the other night I was teaching her how to hook, so she decided to see what happens when you talk back… Apparently I got very confused when she told me she had finished making a crochet toilet seat cover, and then pissed off when she wouldn’t show it to me… Lesson learned…. don’t mess with a sleep talker! No wonder I’ve been tired lately, busy nights!
I hope you’re all well and happy and enjoying the change of season! Sending lots and lots of love to you!
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