Wednesday, 12 November 2008

The love of a good mule

I have been raising my spirits with home made mules.
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The scissor monster was shocked. Capfull of sugar syrup (from waitrose and probably lots of other places), 2 caps of bacardi, liberal amounts of lime juice and top up with jamaican ginger beer. Mmmm. Feeling good.

I've been having a bit of a book binge on ebay. The latest to arrive was 'French Style - Fashion Knitting' which is an eighties gem full of blocky cardigans and jumpers with puffed sleeves. I was flicking through with a smile on my face when I saw this....
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It is horrible. Yep. It is. But think of it as a fitted cardigan with the wave on the back and without the wave on the sleeves. Uhuh? What do you think? I'll probably never do it but I've always liked that drawing so maybe once christmas is out of the way I will get it started. I also like this one, although not with the white.
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The colours use dmc tapestry wool. Cunning.

The path to good knits never runs smooth so of course something has happened to upset my step-dad's jumper. The neck is about twice as big as it should be.
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I don't know. This jumper is doomed. No it isn't, positive thoughts.

4 comments:

Elly said...

Huh.. the DMC thing is actually tempting me. Fitted, done in black...

Still might be a little too outrageous though :D

kaet said...

I don't think I could carry off the wave cardigan, but you probably could. Go for it!

Liz said...

I have the original 80s magazine (100 idees)for that Hokusai wave cardigan - I've sat here for 20 years wondering if that'll ever suit me...

Probably not, and I hate intarsia. But I love someone for even trying it...

Hussey said...

Yes its worth if you can carry such a long cardigan. But people like us cant do that.

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