The Christmas coat – Finished!
Finished it on Thursday evening, after a long and hard fought battle with Branston over who had proprietary rights over the feathery stuff.
I won, but he’s still grumbling. Although the coat itself should last for years and the wool will wear well, I think I’ll probably have to change the feather trim every three years or so.
I wore the coat out yesterday in Newcastle, where it was much admired, and we took some pictures down on the quayside.
I’m very pleased with the coat. I especially love the swingy poiret-esque shape of it, and it feels terribly glamorous to wear, partly, I think, due to the feathers.
The bag in the picture was my snow-day project last year, a large christmas pud, again in the style of my picklepatch kits http://www.picklepatchdesigns.com/
I quite fancy a coat with penguins on it, but I think next year I’ll make myself a Christmas scarf. I made this one for Gareth about four years ago
It’s felted wool, with silk hanky to give it more structural integrity. It was hard to balance the right amount of snuggly fluffiness with getting it properly felted, but I must have done ok, as it’s wearing very well. Maybe I’ll do myself a similar one with penguins?
For anyone who might have missed it, the making of post, complete with the truth about chrismice, is here