>FO and totally gratuitous animals

>Last week, I’d finished the Lara Pinwheel Cardi and promised visual proof, but it’s taken me until today to get a halfway reasonable photo of it.

It was duly ‘christened’ on Thursday night at choir, followed by a second outing at the Sheep & Wool Show, and, despite numerous compliments coupled with requests to “turn round so that I can look at the back”, etc., not one photo where you could actually see the garment.

So I was finally forced to resort – as so often in the past – to layering it on over mum’s wedding dress on the mannequin in the loungeroom.
Of course I didn’t think to do it in nice, clear daylight, so the colour is a bit washed out

but at least let’s you see a bit of the detail. Dark dark charcoal is so hard to capture digitally. The last one is truer for depth of colour [ if you can call charcoal a colour ]

Pattern:
Lara Pinwheel Jacket [ freebie ]
Needles:
KP Harmony 5mm and 3.5mm crochet hook for edging
Yarn:
Body – BWM Rustic 5 ply in Graphite [ sadly discontinued ]
Crochet edging BWM Rustic 8ply in Graphite

mods:
made the sleeves slightly longer, and left of most of the rows of crochet arcs in the border – too ‘froofy’ for me

I’m not convinced that a swing jacket with cutaway front is really suited to a middle-aged, overweight Catsmum but people seemed to luuurve the back!!

and:
totally unrelated and completely gratuitous Rosie and Bear

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