Belated Winter FO with a happy birdie

I’ve finally taken photos of my ribbed winter jacket. I know, I know. It’s Spring but hey, better late than never! I’ve worn the jacket many times and it’s very warm and comfortable. The new version of Moda Vera Marvel yarn has exceeded my expectations. I didn’t think I would actually enjoy wearing acrylic but it’s not too bad and it’s cheap! This jacket used only $16 worth of yarn. Bargain!

But if you’re thinking of knitting this jacket for yourself, let me give you a friendly warning. The knitting pattern was confusing and ambiguous at times. I think a lot of Drops Design patterns are like that from what I’ve knitted previously, but I always seem to go back to their designs as their simple and elegant knitwear appeals to me. Or, maybe, I’m just a sucker for punishment! Haha…

Ribbed Winter Jacket FO

Pattern: 103-16 jacket with rib in ”Karisma” with short or long sleeves by DROPS design
Yarn: Moda Vera Marvel Plain
Knitting needle: 3.5mm / US 4
More details available here

Do you want to see something cool? Here’s a photo of me with my darling parrot, Charlie! Please excuse my squinty eyes. It was a gloriously sunny day. :) We took Charlie into the backyard to hang out with us and he was happy to pose with mummy in her newish jacket.

Ribbed Winter Jacket FO with Charlie :)

Here he is chilling in the bushes. Isn’t he a cutie?

I'm happy bird!

Some of you may remember that I hang funny photos of my cats behind the toilet door. I managed to take a funny one of Charlie in the bushes to add to those. So if you were sitting on the toilet in my house, here’s what you’ll be looking at:

Pets mug shots behind the toilet door

Charlie's mug shot

If you crack up and piss yourself laughing, at least you’re in the right place to do it! LOL

Have a giggly week everyone!

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5 Responses to “Belated Winter FO with a happy birdie”

  1. Julie says:

    Your sweater looks amazing, and Charlie’s bathroom photo is too perfect!! Love it!!
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..Modification Monday- Coppertop =-.

  2. Genevieve says:

    You make me want to learn how to knit. I only crochet and sew. Love the sweater. And the bathroom pics….cracked me up! lol

  3. TERE says:

    lovely article and good to hear from you! hope all is well.
    xo

  4. Katie says:

    That sweater is absolutely wonderful – and to think we are the suckers who pay upwards of $40 or $50 for one of those in the shops! Nice job!

    Love the photo of Charlie too, nicely done with the beak coming out of the photo. I’d have a giggle if I saw that on the back of the toilet door. :P
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Yum Cha =-.

  5. Nadine says:

    Your sweater is lovely, and what a bargain for only $16! I love the pet pics by the toilet. It reminds me of my friend who posts her list of birthdays beside the loo so she never forgets to send cards! :)
    .-= Nadine´s last blog ..Souvenir Shopping =-.

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