Tuesday, 24 November 2009

How to make a UFO

First start with 20 balls of a luscious yarn containing 20% cashmere (VIP by Lana Gatto). If said yarn was 50% off then you'll know that you are off to a great start.

Mix in a cute (and free) jacket pattern that you found on the DROPS site.

Sprinkle in a wool festival that will be attended by thousands of knitters to admire your creation. This in itself creates a deadline but you've added your own modification to the recipe in the form of plenty of confidence.

Mix altogether with a healthy amount of procrastination and this is what you get....

Two sleeves and an almost finished back.

Finish by letting jacket simmer while you try desperately to finish knitted Christmas gifts in time.

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic


Nancy said...

The color is so pretty. I just know you will be finished in plenty of time. Show us the finish please.

TinkingBell said...

But of course (although I did manage to get something finished to wear at Bendigo I admit it was not blocked - but I did manage to get the ends sewn in.....

Ah the Rheinbeck saga - how sad you didn't manage to hook up with Ms Madmad - and when does the major shopping (sorry - ummm) tourist thing happen.......? Is it March?

Arden said...

What's even crazier about the VIP, is that apparently the original price per ball was something in the $20 range. So you got it for more like 90% off! (I got a ton of the exact same shade of it for my own sweater during one of the 50% off sales!)