Crafters become even more crafty

When I first laid eyes on the Phildar Swing Jacket, I fell in love. I have many little jackets like the Phildar one in my wardrobe - my cute little checked one, my little black one, and my little brown tweedy one. But I didn't yet have a pretty light grey/lilac one. And so I started to knit.. and knit.. and knit.

That was about 7 months ago that I started. And it's still not finished. This jacket, while lovely, has given me a whole lot of heartache. Not only was my first yarn choice too floppy (got gauge though!), my second try ended up all mis-sized.... and now, my third try.

Well, the knitting was actually quite fun. I loved the little stitch pattern and the slip/knit pattern kept me from the total boredom that is stockinette. So, about one month ago, i finished the knitting and prompty ran out to look for buttons and for bias binding.

One month later and many mismatched button purchases later, I've decided to be more crafty and make my own buttons from clay. I've done the basic shape, and now am waiting for them to dry and tomorrow I'll paint and varnish them. Here's hoping! (and don't look too closely, the buttons are a bit dodgily shaped!!)

I've also basically finished the broadstreet mittens for my SO. Unfortunately, the actual glove part is with him in Kalgoorlie, and the fliptop part is with me. Why? Because he wanted to keep his hands warm while driving to work so I let him keep the actual glove part which I finished when i was in Kalgoorlie.. but the fliptop is with me. So, a little sewing and they're done. *voila*

.. and yes, they ARE garfield pj's haha.



6:27 AM, July 22, 2007

i just saw this pattern the other day on the phildar site and loved it. where can i find the pattern?


2:26 PM, July 22, 2007

Janice, you can buy the pattern direct from Phildar - it comes in a catalogue with other great patterns. I think they're having a sale at the moment and it's only about 6 euros. Shipping is a little pricy, but it's very quick!


3:27 PM, July 23, 2007

Wow, I love your buttons and the lilac binding looks great. Hurry up and finish it so I can see a picture!!!


5:30 PM, July 24, 2007

Liz, i'm so pleased that i've finished it! FO pictures should be up on the weekend. *WOOT*

  Fiber Chic

6:09 AM, July 27, 2007

Cool buttons! I must try that sometime...


1:36 AM, July 31, 2007

I absolutely love the buttons! what a teriffic idea!