Ello there, sorry for the radio silence of late, I've been spinning about like a whirling dervish and not managed to land for long enough to type!
Anyway...Miss Felicity Lemon is certainly most popular in Blog land of late... especially her wardrobe and one item in particular... the bow jumper-cardigan (which I've blogged/lusted over before).
Whilst in my local red cross shop I had an inspired moment upon spotting a rather marvellous red cardigan similar in shape and shade of red to Miss L's. (The only difference is that it's not rib stitch).
I snaffled up the woollen item for two quid and then hurried to the wool shop to buy some skeins of wool in off-white, navy and red. From which a bow resembling the cardi was knitted. I just made two rectangles, one slightly larger than the other, then popped the smaller one on top and bound them together with some wool. The cardi had a belt, which I used to make the red centre of the bow.
I did notice that on Miss Lemon's bow she has a little tail that hangs down, onto which buttons are sewn. So I left an end hanging. All I need now are some lovely round headed buttons to finish off. I'm also contemplating stitching two bands of white around the cuffs (but I may leave that so the cardi can be multi-use without the bow)
It's not perfect, especially as the fine stitching of the cardigan doesn't match my bulky knitting, but overall I'm rather pleased. I'm still on the look out for a pattern to have a proper one made, but in the mean time at least I have something to satisfy my woolly lust! :D
|I need to get some more white buttons!|
|The bow tail detail... unfortunately stitching is dramatically different, but I don't think I could knit as fine as the cardi itself|
I have some rather lovely snaps of a great night out I had on Saturday, but I shall update you with that a wee bit later.
I hope you're enjoying the sunshine (I'm ignoring the brisk chill in the air!) If you haven't got any sunshine... I hope you have some soon :D