Category Archives: wool

How far we’ve come

When it comes to knit sweaters, Eily started out like this: with a lot of resistant.  He ended up wearing that sweater only twice.   

But with this one, he picked the wool himself.  Wore it eagerly the first day it was done (though I may decide to rip out the neckline a second time – I don’t like that it didn’t size up as well as Gabe’s). And he continues to wear it, even directly over a t-shirt.

42 pieces

United at last.   

 
Many times i was afraid they were going to stay as pieces, on my sewing room floor.

And now it’s fall and except for the hood, the coat is ready just in time to usher in the cooler weather. 

 
Once again, it was a Waffle pattern.  The outer material is a silk cotton twill which i ordered from China.  It’s hard to shop for material when i can’t touch it or get a sense of its weight.  So i researched lots on suitable coat fabrics.  I didn’t consider silk at first but i love it, its softness, the drape, how breathable  it is. 

 
The lining is Habotai silk accented with some fantastic beetle wool-silk blend (also from China).

  

Gosh, i even look as if i can hardly believe it’s done.