I finished the anorak!

Sunday, 21 June 2009


Finally!

I started knitting this anorak for Ella in Beijing last year - so almost a year in the making (okay, I have a good excuse - I published two books and we moved intercountry!). I made it from a beautiful blend of wool/cashmere, even though the pattern was designed for 100% cotton.



So relieved and delighted to have it finished, just in time for the coldest days of our Canberra winter. And it's turned out even better than I'd hoped, thanks to this gorgeous knitting pattern by Debbie Bliss. I absolutely adore Debbie's patterns and only wish I had more time to knit them all.



Next on the agenda - little matching handwarmers for the anorak. Ella is also knitting the same handwarmers in bright green acrylic. I'll post pics later!

9 comments:

isabelle said...

Thanks for your visit on our blog. I am happy that you left a comment so I was able to find you ...

smileybella said...

Bienvenue, Isabelle - moi aussi, je suis très content to find you!

Grand Purl Baa said...

Very very gorgeous. And the anorak too. It was worth the wait, yes?

smileybella said...

It was worth the wait! I feel humbled receiving a comment from you, Loani!

ivy designs said...

This is stunning! You are very talented! x

TB said...

wow - AMAZING!!

Tiny Concept said...

Well done, I wish I could even knit a scarf - talented author, expert knitter, what next!

Market Girl said...

Now you are just showing off!! How clever are you??/ I am sure your day must have more hours in it than mine, how do you do that?

See you saturday xx

Corrie said...

oh gorgeous! I have this pattern at home but like you its a time thing! I need less crafts and more time but I'm sure I'll get there

well done, its gorgeous! I discovered debbie bliss patterns when I was in my 20's before I got married and it got me back into knitting and I haven't stopped since!

Corrie:)

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