January 17, 2013

"My Mom thought the cowl looked like a micro-mini skirt!"

It totally fits like that too. Perfect with leggings as an item of clothing I call an asswarmer.

18 comments:

rhhardin said...

No link, I assume it's an Edsel hood.

Ann Althouse said...

LOL. Try it now.

edutcher said...

Excellent work, Irene. The pattern is beautifully executed

The cowl is the sort of thing men wear as a balaklava or headover (bala without the headpiece).

So it fits, um, both places equally well?

Ann Althouse said...

"The pattern is beautifully executed."

It's her design as well.

Rebecca said...

Very pretty. Love the color work but miniskirt might fall into the same category as men in shorts. Irene - are you making the design available?

Penny said...

Irene, your work is gorgeous!

A friend just knitted me a lovely little throw that I have been carrying all around the house with me. Anyone who has ever made anything with their hands knows the love that goes into that effort.

edutcher said...

You may count me very impressed.

Something based on her roots (which I know are Eastern European, but can't remember which, exactly) or totally original?

Irene said...

Thanks, Everyone.

Rebecca, the first piece (the tam) derives from this pattern. I changed the colors.

For the cowl, I extrapolated the motif into a circular piece.

edutcher, I'm Lithuanian. The knitting patterns from the Baltic and Northern European countries resemble one another. Similar motifs appear in Baltic, Scandinavian, and Scottish ("Fair Isle") knitting.

rana said...

Beautiful work, Irene. I just don't have the patience for Fair Isle. I used to follow the blog of a weaver from Verona until she and her weaving witches started cackling about how health care was a right and Obamacare was going to the best thing since superwash wool! I can't follow a lot of knit or crochet blogs because their progressive beliefs are so in your face. Sometimes I just want to look at beautiful knits and patterns.

edutcher said...

Sorry, I should have remembered.

Interesting that there that much exchange across the North Sea.

wyo sis said...

Wow! Irene I have a sister in law who'd think she'd died and gone to heaven if she could knit like that. Beautiful.

Erika said...

How very lovely, Irene, I'm so impressed by your talent.

My absolute favorite gift I have ever received from anyone is a fine, soft throw in shades of blue, lavender and pink. It was a wedding gift from an elderly Swedish friend who died of cancer a couple years after gifting it to me. She'd dyed and spun the wool by hand and knitted it for us after slyly finding out my favorite colors. It might be the most beautiful thing I own.

Irene said...

rana, that's why I knit at home.

victoria said...

It does look like a mini skirt circa 1966. Remember those days? Hip huggers, gogo boots? Ah, youth.


Vicki from Pasadena

Irene said...

Erika, it's wonderful that you cherish that gift.

McTriumph said...

Bravo! Irene well done.

betamax3000 said...

"Asswarmer."

My divining of spanking-related themes in Ann's posts a few days previous is now proven prescient beyond reasonable disagreement.

I will use my Power for Good.

Joan said...

I was shopping with my 14-year-old daughter and indeed, richly patterned, knit mini skirts are in the stores for them now. Nothing as splendid as this, of course. On a skinny little teen they look great with tights or leggings and boots.

No one else should even glance at them, much less consider wearing them in public!