Sunday, January 25, 2009
In which there is much Gloating
After much gnashing of teeth, I have completed the Ivel Coat.
Just as I finished pressing it with steam, it struck me that it was a perfect match for my favourite winter dress. Considering the number of times I've bees stuck for a coat to match this dress on winter night outings, the colour choice now seems inspired.
I did another suprising thing in finishing this project. Originally I had used a colour of kidsilk haze called Dewberry, a pale mulberry colour. I had originally considered the intense fuschia shade Splendour as a match to the Gypsy Wool Cotton. After swatching with both it was a tough decision, but I went with the Dewberry.
For the edging though, I decided to give the Splendour a go. And I love it! As Irene from Janette's Rare Yarns said, it's more of a clash really (than a match with the gypsy) but I think it works. One of my favourite colour combinations is fuschia with chocolate, and it looks a little like that I think. Yum.
I'm off to the beach right now, being tugged at like mad from the three kids (Alan is included here today) to hurry up, but I just couldn't wait to get on the internet and gloat like a bastard! When I get back I'll put it on and take a shot if it on a body. Not a great body, but a body nonetheless.
Edited: OK, back from the beach and took a shot of it on a person. The first shot of any iteration of this coat on a real person on the internet I believe.
But the BEST thing is that I don't have to knit it tonight. Tonight I can knit any damn thing I please. Maybe even something new. And that feeling, the anticipation, the thrill of the choice, it is that feeling that makes the knitting so addictive.