You may have gathered by the lack of posting that sewing around here is deadly dull at the moment. Did you want to see a few bloke t shirts and a teenager skivvy? No? How about knickers from merino, wicking polyester or bamboo jersey? No? I understand, but did you know that quick dry travel knickers are an absolutely outrageous price? Just think of all the fabric I could buy in France just for making undies. Totally worth it or maybe not.
Unable to completely stifle my creative urges, I have indulged in some experimental knitting. (All seamstresses may leave the blog if overcome with complete disinterest)
The cardigan is for my travel wardrobe, knit from 4ply/category 2 , Jo Sharp alpaca silk georgette.
This is my own pattern (pats self on back). The leaves are mainly taken from Nicci Epstein's Knitting on the Edge Book. I would like to point out that her trims are all unidirectional, and not charted - what use is that when you want to put them on the middle of a cardigan?
I am currently sewing a gortex rain parka-come-jacket. If coat maker extraordinaire Mary Nanna had not made one, from Burda no less, I would feel very out of fashion. Why are technical clothes dorky? This pattern has welt pockets, with zippers. I am eternally grateful to Kenneth King for his ribbon welt pocket technique - there is no wriggle room in Gortex.