Friday, December 31, 2010

Ode To Fall Jacket



So I'm not much of a blogger - but I am a knitter and have produced lots, but I never get around to photographing them. But tonight, for your viewing pleasure, my hot-off-the-needles jacket.

Last year when I was raking leaves and enjoying all the reds, oranges, greens and brown, and the way the leaves all overlapped, I decided to design a sweater that had that spirit. Well this is it - it took a long time to find the right yarn (Silk Garden) and decide how to capture the spirit of the leaves at different angles and directions.

26 comments:

purple-power said...

Wow! your jacket is fabulous!

Amanda said...

SOOOOO pretty. You did a great job.

B said...

I love it!

Jane said...

Ohhh - that is gorgeous!

Ursula said...

Beautiful work! And I've heard plenty of good things about SG. I'm looking to start the Lizard Ridge afghan with the stuff. One of these days...

Thanks for sharing your engagement story. That's about what I expected from my fiancee, or actually all I needed :) but he outdoes himself every time!

Ronni said...

Very pretty! Thanks for visiting my blog last week. I've entered your name in the "spreadsheet of yarny goodness".

Deb said...

That's an amazing sweater- well done!!!!

Robin said...

WOW, your jacket is beautiful!

Thanks for commenting on my blog and entering my contest...sorry, I didn't have a follow up email to respond to!

Kathy said...

oh my

your colors and your work is a joy to look upon

Christy said...

What a beautiful piece of art!

Thanks for stopping by to enter the contest. Good luck!

Kathy said...

Elaine! Welcome back to blog land. THank you for coming back to irisheyes. I know how it is when life gets in the way of the joys of routine blogging. I hope yours is taking a good turn.

I LOVE that you post contests too.

THe jacket is a masterpiece.

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

This is GORGEOUS!!

Thanks for your entry in my caption contest.

Lisa said...

What beautiful colors!
Thanks for entering the contest on my blog. My daughter is having fun going through the comments.

Helen said...

Wonderful!!
I want one just like it (rare for me... I dont' even want to change the color). Did you... say.... write it up???

Marti said...

ooooh very nice sweater!

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

Gorgeous jacket you really captured the colors of fall leaves:)Hugs Darcy

Timiae said...

Such a pretty jacket! You did a great job capturing falling leaves!

EJ said...

I've been meaning to tell you how fabulous I think the sweater is.

rita said...

If you should happen to write up the pattern, I'd love to have it! It's just gorgeous.

choo choo knits said...

Elaine - beautiful sweater! Send me your email for the contest please :o)

Sorka said...

WOw what a great 3d effect the way those triangles are arranged!! VERY nice!!

Mychawd said...

Hi Elaine, The jacket is lovely!
Your entry in the Knitting Samurai's Mileage contest was chosen as the Most Interesting (3rd place). Please email your choices and address to knittingsamurai at g mail dot com. Thanks so much for playing!

kadezmom said...

That's a beautiful sweater I love it.

Thanks so much for entering the contest, and helping distract me from the DISTANCE it is from me!!! LOL.

Linda said...

Ooh lovely jacket! WOW!

Thanks for visiting my Blog and congratulations to your Mom! Have fun celebrating, Mom's are great!

Sharon Rose said...

GREAT jacket! Thanks so much for your entry in my giveaway. I like your style! :)

DZFANTASY said...

How gorgeous! Wish I could knit like that!