I like the tailored finish of Marion’s designs, the close fabric (although it does take more yarn – 15 balls of Jaeger Extrafine Merino in this case), but this will be a lovely autumn/winter garment with the right smart/casual feel that I like.
Pretty much the hottest day of the year today, but managed to complete the sewing up of my Marion Foale jacket. It won’t be getting worn for some time, but I am very pleased with the finished article.
I do love Marion Foale patterns. They have a timeless classic quality to them but are also a bit different. Gary has loved this Jaeger Extra Fine Merino ever since it arrived and thought it would work well with the Marion Foale pattern ‘Lloyd’ from her Classic Knitwear book. This is a BIG project! However, I am finding it very pleasant and it has grown quite fast as the pics show.
Despite the bizarre weather, the garden is looking pretty. We have been busy planting a new rose border, with a mix of French grande fleur roses and David Austin types. We also bought two new climbers which we couldn’t resist – the Plume d’ange has the most beautiful perfume of all time; apart from looking so pretty.
This photo shows the nice fitted shape, but not the colour. Anyway so glad it is finished. Knitting with black is not something I will repeat. Spurred on to finish it as I am waitng for my Marion Foale yarn to knit a pattern that was featured in Woman’s Weekly a while back. I have been trying to find a suitable substitute, without success (and the kind folks at the Crafty Threads ‘n’ Yarns Discussion forum were so helpful on this), but in the end decided to treat myself to the ‘proper’ yarn, as I hope this will be an heirloom sweater.
The sun has re-appeared today thank goodness; the weather has been pretty grim, although nothing like as bad as the UK.