Monday, 16 April 2012

All Quiet On The Quilting Front...

As Jane Austen said,
'It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a young man in possession
 of a grandma, must be in receipt of a hand-knitted garment or two.' 

Seduced by the very cute photos of this little duffel coat by Debbie Bliss, I parted with a small fortune for the wool and got knitting.  All garter stitch - easy peasy!
Weeks later I I was thinking Hector would get his pension before he got his coat.  Nobody told me that garter stitch takes twice as long as stocking stitch, that mistakes are harder to rectify, and any variation in tension shows up big time further down the track...

But here it is - effortlessly modelled by Buster.