Thursday, June 07, 2007

S... L.... O.... W swing jacket progress

Well, today I made myself try and get this project finished. I always do this, I am great at the bulk of a project, it's the fiddly finishing off stuff that I am rubbish at.
The big buttons are definitley too big

so I think I'll go with the smaller mother of pearl ones. I have decided on this fabric for the binding

It's got a sheen to it, like a shot silk, but I think it's cotton. The pain is that I have to make it into binding :(
I'm pleased with the pockets though. Having sewn them shut together by mistake, they are now all neat and I have sewn the pocket to the jacket so it doesn't swing around.

Hopefully it will be finished soon! Watch this space!

PS Sorry about the higgeldy piggeldyness of the pictures in my last post. I was trying out a different browser and I don't think I will again. Update on the sock front..I have cast on and frogged 3 times now and resorted to the chewing gumness that is the Mason Dixon log cabin blanket and it is coming on well. (more than can be said for the socks, who are still a ball of wool.)


Queen of the froggers. said...

The colour is lovely, I can't wait to see how it looks on.

goldtop said...

It's looking great! Don't fall at the final hurdle... :)

Jan said...

Love how it looks so far! It is turning out perfectly don't you think? Just the way I imagined it looking which is not the way most of my knits turn out!

Girl Kae said...

liz, can I ask how you're going to do the binding? I am awfully tempted to machine sew it but at the same time, my good sense is telling me to handsew it!

Dipsy Doodle said...

This jacket is going to be so beautiful - it actually already is! Gorgeous colour, and I really love the pattern! Looking forward to seeing more of it!

Dipsy D.