Monday, October 11, 2010

I really wish I could knit...

...because this is my dream 1970s hooded sweater jacket! Isn't it perfection?


Many years ago, I did actually did teach myself how to do basic knitting. And while I picked it up quite quickly, I decided just as quickly that I didn't have the patience or the dedication for it. Same with quilting - way too tedious and time-consuming for me, although I can see how both quilting and knitting could be quite zen-like for others. I gravitate towards sewing clothing because (when I actually have the free time) most things can be finished in one evening! This sweater jacket will probably continue to haunt me, though....

6 comments:

  1. mmm it is perfection! it looks fluffy and rich like a Christmas tree covered in heavy snow! its so beautiful that i wouldnt dare encourage you to give up on knitting! i imagine you'd be so proud if you made it! start with small projects to get some confidence and develop a taste for knitting... I've made douzens and douzens of sweaters, I know how enjoyable it can be and as the cold season is starting, there's nothing cozier than sitting on the couch under a blanket watching tv and knitting while having a cup of boiled wine...

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  2. красивый свитер!))

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  3. I always found knitting too slow too, but recently have taken it up again - maybe I am more patient now! It is easy to pick up and put down when you just have few minutes, unlike sewing where you really need to get set up.

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  4. I've re-tried knitting and I really like doing small projects - hats and mittens and such. You could try doing something small inspired by this, maybe.

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  5. i used to knit as a kid and picked it up again last year. i'd say, go for it as it is a lovely thing to do on long autumn/winter evenings. stick with it and you mind actually find that after a while it will be difficult to sit down without immediately picking up the knitting needles.

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  6. Can you tell me where I can find the pattern for that gorgeous 1970s hooded sweater jacket! I love it!

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