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Friday, 29 December 2017

feeling woolly

I hope you all had a nice Christmas, I certainly did.
But I also like this quiet time after. 
With the hustle and bustle of Christmas behind me, I just like to relax and think about possible new projects for the coming year.

But there is one very, very old project which I have returned to this week.

I stared knitting a wool jacket 6 years (!!!) ago. 
I always knew it was going to be a long term project, although I never thought it would take me this long.
It is a jacket from the book "Poetry in Stitches" by Norwegian designer Solveig Hisdal. 
It is knitted using Norwegian technique - knitted the whole body in one piece on a circular needle and then cutting into it for openings. 
I bought the wool (dyed specially for the projects in this book) directly from the factory in Norway .

This week I finished the main body at last, and started knitting the sleeves. 

I really hope that 2018 will be the year I will wear the jacket at last!

I have been wanting to play with some wool applique for some time, and today at last I got around to starting a small picture.
I am using some wool felt, rather then wool fabric, simply because it is cheaper and easier to get hold of. 
Also, instead of using a wool background, I am using this black fabric, just because I like fabric and I want to see how it will work together. I stabilised the fabric with Iron On Vilene, which should support the felt better. 

I hope you'll also get some time to yourselves this week for some little crafting at least.

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  1. Hi Radka beautiful work my friend ,happy New Year xx

  2. The wool jacket is really pretty pattern. Hopefully we'll see it soon and you are wearing it :)

  3. What a lovely woolen Jacket Radka. It will be spectacular when completed. You are very brave to knit it then cut into it. I love the colours of the felt, I'm keen to see the finished item. Kay.


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