Monday, October 17, 2011

On turning 47 and knitting a 60's style jumper

Isn't this a groovy rug? The boy bought it last Friday when he and TLM had a school holiday day-out. It goes so nicely with my new jumper...

In case you're wondering, I knitted the jumper out of some Patons Zhivago which I had already knit into cardigans - and unravelled - twice. Yes, this is thrice-knitted acrylic yarn and it doesn't seem to have suffered to0 much in the process.

The pattern is from Wendy Bernard's Custom Knits book -  I had to add extra increases in the body to accommodate the extra centimetres in my body.

So anyway, my 47th birthday came and went with little celebration, except that for once I shouted morning tea at work (vegan choco cake and cookies from Midnight Espresso) and the boy made extra-yummy gumbo for tea, with extra prawns and scallops. Mmm...

8 comments:

Sage said...

Happy Birthday!

kiwiyarns said...

Happy Belated Birthday Violet!

That jumper looks nice and I think it must look fabulous on you. Very Audrey Hepburn!

Violet said...

Sage: thanks!
kiwiyarns: yes, the jumper is very Audrey Hepburn alright, unfortunately I am not. But I still like it :-)

donnasoowho said...

Happy Birthday! mmmm scallops.

Violet said...

donnasoowho: yes, though TLM has developed a taste for scallops too which makes for a very expensive fish and chips...

Nigel Patel said...

I am digging that rug.
And, happy belated birthday!

Amanda said...

Very belated happy birthday! I turned 43 on the 19th. Yay, us Librans!

Violet said...

thank you, thank you, thank you very much...