Sunday, June 3, 2012
Made by Me - Jo Sharp Reversible Wrap
What makes this reversible is the fact that you can wear this as shown, or upside down as it were, to make a bolero. Sewn together from three rectangles, it really is pretty ingenious, and perfect for a beginner knitter (like me) or if you want a switch-your-brain off make.
I'm pretty happy with this jumper, although it could do with an extra couple of centimetres for the arms. This doesn't bother me too much. I have proportionately long arms and have come to accept three quarter sleeves as normal. I should have anticipated that one - oh well, live and learn.
As for cost, I would put this in the "cheap luxury" category. The yarn cost over $100, so it is by no means cheap to make. But the yarn, Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed is a wool/silk/cashmere blend. It feels fabulous and cosy, without suffocating me. Would I be able to purchase a jumper made from these fibres for $100? Answer: no way. You see, cheap luxury.
By the way, my friend-in-blogging, Libby has challenged herself to post every day on her blog Life is a Journey not a Destination. Coincidentally, I'd been thinking along the same lines, so I'm joining her. Here's hoping for some blogworthy material!!
Meanwhile, Tracy on Sunny Corner Farm is doing an interesting Photo A Day Challenge. Check 'em out!