Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Ain't No Patti Boyd


Well here is the 1960's Cabled Jumper finished and in my best modelling pose thanks to Cindy who organised the photo shoot yesterday at The Knitting Coven. It is such a warm snuggly jumper and I am very pleased with the finished result, which for me is something unique as I am quite a perfectionist when it comes to my knitting.


This photo shows the detail of the cables, centre rib panel and collar. I was left with very little wool so there is nearly a kilo of wool in the jumper making it quite heavy and definately for cold winter days only.


What is inside this box? A special knitting project for somebody in my knitting group. Each year we do secret santa for a person in our group, we draw a name out of a hat and we give that person a gift at our Christmas get together. This can be anything from chocolates to a handmade gift. At the moment all I can say is that this knit is extremely addictive and I am enjoying knitting it very much, sorry but you will have to wait till the end of the year for all to be revealed.

39 comments:

2paw said...

Well,I'm no Linda Eastman so we're even!! Your 60s Jumper is hip and cool man!!! You look all Mary Quant!!! I think there might be just enough cold weather left to wear it before the Spring really hits!! I love those boxes. I have sewing in both of mine!!!

Donna said...

It looks wonderful, great job!

metal and knit said...

I like it looks like a great warm neckline for either a shirt or skivvy under

KnitNana said...

Love that Jumper! And what a great photoshoot!
(((hugs)))

Larjmarj said...

Great job as usual you look FAB, I'm no Twiggy that's for DAMN sure!
Fossicking is my new fav word ;-) I'm baffling all the yanks with it...hey wait...I'm a yank!

Jennifer said...

Lovely sweater!

Liz said...

I love the jumper! Very nice

Wool Winder said...

What a beautiful warm looking sweater. Great work!

twig said...

Well I *am* a Twiggy. Well ok, my dog was Twiggy and I use her name...

Love that sweater and the color looks great on you. That's going to have to go on my ever increasing to do list.

trek said...

Does look warm - too warm for us in the Northern Hemisphere today - but lovely.

Katt said...

I so do love that jumper! I would be tempted to make that for myself!! Mind you if there is a Kilo of wool for you then I would HATE to think how much there would be for me!!!

Ooooh I wanna know whats in the box!!

Katt

Shelley said...

The sweater looks great!! You did an awesome job on it!!

How dare you tempt us with that package and not letting us know what is inside...lol

Ann said...

You really look great & as usual a gorgeous knit. Love the color!

Knittinreed said...

You look great in your beeee-you-ti-ful jumper!!! Nice work as always... :-)

Yuli said...

The jumper looks very nice on you!

Dipsy D. said...

Oh, this jumper's turned out so fantastic, it looks so cozy and comfy and warm - great work done! Congrats!

Knit and Tink said...

Ohhhh I just love our sweater! Really love it! Oh gosh, I hate waiting...I am the one who sneaks in and opens my presents ahead of time if they start tempting me too much. It's gonna be a hard wait!

fitknit said...

Love the jumper and you model it beautifully!

And what a gift tease you turned out to be! I hope those in the group can hold on until the end of the year.

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Oo la la! very nice and I really don't think it looks like a 'vintage jumper' either!Well done ,excellent job!

Janette said...

That's a lovely sweater. A true classic - I love classic knitwear.

BLACK DOG KNITS said...

Hmmm... very nice! Your previous post (with all the pieces on the floor) inspired my cable sock. Please don't start knitting bobbles because then I'd have to knit some also... y'know...

Kylie said...

The jumper looks so warm, you did a fantastic job.

Now spill the beans whats in the box!

Debby said...

What an incredible job on your new jumper!!! Congratulations on a great FO.

I'm glad your Opal finally showed up. Sometimes I think those boats get lost!

Procrastiknitter said...

The jumper is just yummy and perfect! Congrats!

As for the box, you are such a tease!

Zippianna said...

You are a teaser, Mz Shazza =o)

The sweater is gorgeous. Color perfect, and it looks so sofffft!

Diana said...

Wow... awesome jumper!

Lee-ann said...

A 60s jumper my gosh did we wear them bck then All I can remember iss the mini skirt and twiggy the model! lol lol lol :o)

I love the jumper by the way and it must be such a great thing knowing you did make it.

I thank you for the visit to my blog and just love yours and will be back again real soon

Fifi said...

Aw, I missed seeing the finished jumper in person! It's a great colour and I love anything with cables. You can't tell it's from an older pattern at all.

kittensmittens said...

i love that sweater. makes me wish it was winter so i could make one and wear it.
great job.

msfortuknit said...

Thats so nice Sharron!

JoanM said...

Well done with the jumper Sharon. It looks great on. The pattern looks quite complicated, so you must be really pleased with it

amanda j said...

You look so cute! What a model! What a photographer! You two could go a long way.

BlackCrow said...

wow what a fantastic response to your wonderful jumper it looks really professional...I'd love to know how to properly sew up the seams!
It was great watching how the jumper evolved!

What is in that box??

Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much for the stitch markers........ Still tryimng to fix the puter so hopefully will be blogging again soon

Carol

Corrie said...

love it and great modelling!!!!

Laura said...

What a snazzy jumper, Sharon! I'm in awe of your ability to continuously finish the projects you begin....can't some of that rub off on me?

Suzi said...

That jumper came up so well!

Very pleased to see such a stunning model.

There will have to be some discussion on the market. Let me know your thoughts.

Rachael said...

Sharon, the jumper looks fantastic! Great job!

Katie said...

That jumper looks great & very warm!