Friday, February 29, 2008

The Modern Quilt Wrap

Finally, the ends are all woven in and what a marathon that was! I laid out a couple of towels in a quiet corner of my office and gave it a gentle blocking. You really get to see all the glorious colours when it's stretched out. I think Mags Kandis is a genius for putting them together like this.

It certainly wasn't a cheap knit as there are so many different colours and Rowan Kidsilk Haze is quite expensive. But, I have been assured that there is enough to make 2 wraps within the yardage although I suspect I will probably make something else out of the remainder.

Now when I ventured out to the sales last autumn I came across this lovely jacket and I just had to have it as I knew that not only would it look great with my hair colour but also that it would show off the wrap to perfection. I actually think the wrap cost more than the jacket!

The weather has brightened up today but the wind is still very strong (it kept me awake most of last night and even the horses stayed inside their field shelters so it must have been bad!). Fingers crossed it will have died down for tomorrow or it will be a long and arduous 26.2 miles across the South Downs!


Marina said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, Susie. Brava! Encore ;-) You look wonderful in new jacket and wrap!

Crossing my fingers that the winds die down and it stays sunny. Good luck!

RooKnits said...

Looks amazing! Good luck today.

TutleyMutley said...

Fabulous Susie! And knitting something slowly in sections takes the sting out of the accumulated price don't you think? Well worth whatever you paid, anyway - and unique! Looks lovely with that jacket too.
Hope the run went well... But blimey it was windy (well down here in the South West it was!)