Tuesday, May 16, 2006

A Very Simple Knitted Shell


When I was trying things with the matka jacket, I ran across this knitted shell that I've had for years. It's the perfect color with the jacket, and in fact, because of all your kind, encouraging comments, I wore the jacket yesterday with this, and I think it is going to grow on me somewhat. I even got a compliment from a lady at the grocery store on the beautiful color combination! I think Mardel was right when she said that since it was not my usual style, it may not conform to my image of myself. That was an "aha" moment for me! So, I will give it a fair chance and see how it goes.

Anyway, I began to think that this shell might be a fun project for any knitters, or crocheters out there. It's done in a very loos gauge, and has only simple armhole shaping, and very slight neckline shaping. It's basically a square/rectangle, with an icord drawstring at the waist. I didn't make this one, but I did a couple crochet versions years ago, when sweater vests were popular, but I've always liked this as a shell. It's kind of a mohair-y yarn, and would be very quick. That's the project for the day, I guess. Posted by Picasa


Anonymous said...

Very pretty Liana, as is the jacket on you. I agree with everyone else about giving it a chance to grow on you.

I just checked in after not looking at your blog for a while and saw your post about Catso. I'm so sorry. I lost a kitty to a heart attack many years ago, and it's heartbreaking. I'm glad you were able to keep him near you, in your garden.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this shell. I think this is a brilliant combination with your new jacket. The length of the jacket is very current and the color is so beautiful. Your workmanship is superb and inspiring, so wear it with pride. I'm looking forward to seeing the other pieces you plan to sew and wear with the jacket.
I'll also extend my sympathies on the loss of your Catso. Grant yourself whatever amount of time you need for the grieving process.