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Thursday, 4 April 2013

my version of a Fashion Cape

The other day, I got fed up - I mean really fed up - with this Arctic spring we`ve been having so far and decided to do something about it. Not the weather in general, but more specifically with the problem that`s been bothering me for a while - namely, that when I sit in my stitchy chair, my shoulders and upper arms are cold. When the knees get a bit chilly, I just put a blanket over my legs but the temperature is getting too warm (in the house, at least) for a thick jumper, and in a thin one my upper arms are still cold. Anyway, long story short, I figured I could do with a cape and I found a pattern in Issue 83 of Knit Today. The original "Fashion Cape" is a lovely, white and navy checked number in pure wool, but I used my recycled pale green cotton yarn because 1. I had loads of it, 2. I didn`t want to concentrate on patterns, and 3. I didn`t bother too much what it looked like (after all, nobody`ll see me in it, except maybe postie if I have to sign for something). I finished it a couple of night ago and I`m happy to report that it`s nice and cosy, albeit resembling a straight jacket but I don`t care. And here`s a photo of it, taken by my Mum, who`s famous for chopping heads off when photographing, but I have to say, this is one of my favourite pictures of myself lately:
No more worries about bad hair days :)

2 comments:

  1. Very cozy straight jacket. :) Looks soft, and the color reminds me of sage - one of my favorite plants... I want one too - even in California it has been chilly lately.

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  2. Thanks, Katya, it is really soft and yummy - my only "problem" with it is that I followed the pattern too much to the letter and now I have these two bulging triangle bits between the shoulder slope and the rib for the neck... I should`ve made them flat(ter) but as I said, nobody`ll see it anyway. Besides, it`s never too late to grow beerbottle shoulders! :)

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