Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I call the jacket "Szöges"

I call the jacket "Szöges"

I actually finished this jacket last spring, then the weather got warm and I put it away. I was going to put bottons but I never got around to it. Guess what the weather is freezing now and I got my jacket out to wear but no buttons! At last I'm finishing this project, sometimes it takes me a couple of years to get to the finally "I'm finished and I love it just the way it is!" stage.
Otherwise I can tweak a piece for a long time then decide it's not working, maybe next year. But because I knit for myself and there are no deadlines only the ones I put on myself this sytem seems to work just fine.

Now for the buttons? I really have a large button collection, I write about it here. Yet I'm unable to decide which button is exactly right for this sweater, the design is so busy that the buttons can't also make a statement, so what to do? I sewed in snaps and I think I like the look, it just closes the jacket without adding another element to the look.

It is freezing this morning here in Southern California, my outside thermometer said 37 degrees! It is sunny and it will hopefully warm up today but it really gets me in the mood for Christmas. There has been years when the weather was so hot this time of year that it was hard to get into the holiday spirit. Who says Southern California doesn't have seasons?

The jacket is warm as toast, wool Noro. I am now pleased with it and "love it & wear it" till I decide otherwise.


Anonymous said...

Yes, the snaps work fine. However, you could sew on plain, dark buttons...largish in size. Can't wait to see this one in person!

Yarnartist said...

Ana, This jacket is gorgeous! I never saw it last year. This is the perfect weather for knits. I am starting to think it wouldn't be so bad to live somewhere with an actual winter.
Happy holidays to you, Peter, the boy(s) and the bitch!

Ana Petrova said...

I give that a fleeting thought now and then and always end up liking our weather the best. I guess that's why we are still here.

Happy and Healthy Holidays to you.

AR said...

Wow! That looks great! I'd leave it how it is, buttons might change the look. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear!
I'm not sure what RSS is exactly, but I'll try to do something about it.
Merry Christmas Ana!

Anonymous said...

First of all, I'm a bit ticked off that southern California is currently COLDER THAN VERMONT! "White Christmas," indeed. It's raining here.

More important, that is such a cool jacket. Do you sell any of your patterns? I'm sure you could.

Anonymous said...

ooooo, that's AWESOME!! Is the yarn Noro Iro color #19? I love what you did with it :)