Sunday, February 24, 2008

Behold the Tilted Duster.

Some of the comments I have had via email from friends who don't knit have been hilarious. Was it a new type of cleaning product? How did it work? It just shows that knitters and non knitters speak a completely different language. Mind you the skirt is knit to the fronts and the back then you add the sleeves.
I had just finished the skirt and I had a panic that I had actually sewn the fronts the wrong way round. If that had been the case it would definitely have ended up as cleaning cloths. It has taken me ages to complete - mainly because there is a photo in the Interweaveknits magazine that makes the model look really stoop shouldered. I figured if it did this to a young model it really wouldn't be that kind on anyone older. The yarn also felt a little bit stringy when I was knitting with it. The finished article is really soft not at all itchy. I am wearing it with a vest top without the urge to scratch. It is also really elegant and seems to look as nice with jeans as it does with a skirt. The only thing I would do differently is the placement of the button holes. If i was doing it again I would put the first button hole lower to stop it gaping.
This is my Friday skirt so called because I whipped it up on Friday. I was rummaging about in Mamie's button collection and decided to use the white shiney ones as decoration. I didn't have quite enough for what I originally wanted to achieve but I am quite pleased with the result. It was very theraputic arranging the buttons. The fabric was left overs from some outfits I made for the kids a couple of years ago.


  1. That looks great! I love the way the neck/collar fits.

  2. The sweater (and skirt, too, actually) is amazing! I love it, nice job! :0)

  3. your tilted duster is superb - I love the colour!

  4. Your tilted duster is fabulous and you look very glam in it indeed! The skirt is wonderful and unique, too. Isn't it therapeutic to play with buttons!

  5. Heather11:15 am

    Gorgeous Arianwen - Tilted Duster looks great on you :0)Cute skirt too !

    Heather x

  6. You have been busy!!!! I love that sweater and it looks so nice on. What a wonderful accomplishment. Not to mention all the gorgeous hats you have been kicking out. I love the muffin story as well. I wish I had a jar that held the smell of my grandmother's house so I could take a snif down memory lane any time I wanted.

  7. That duster looks so much better in 'real life' than it does in Interweave. I may even give it a go. :)

    I'm at the same point in the SotSii, and did the first two rows of clue 3 today. Nice to have a local tortoise to keep me company.

    And can I ask, what kind of car is that your cats are playing next to? It's the wire wheels that are intriguing...

  8. Oh it looks beautiful! I want one, too. (Must stock up on patience when I go to the LYS though!)

  9. The tilted duster is such a pretty shape and fits beautifully. You've done a lovely job putting it together.

  10. The Tilted Duster looks fantastic, very elegant indeed and the colour is so pretty on you.

    As for the skirt!! What a wonderful job, those buttons are lovely, a perfect use for something so precious, they can really be enjoyed this way.

  11. This is darling on you! I came over to see your SOSii finished product and found you modeling this sweater. I'm going to have to add this to the "to do" list! Off to dig out that issue of Interweave Knits. Your SOSii looks great. I look forward to a modeled picture of that soon.


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