Whew, another long and tiring day... ;-)
Fall is coming and I want to get myself ready--in a warm and trendy jacket maybe?
I searched over my stash and found quite a few balls of Tahki Santa Fe, a discontinued merino boucle yarn. I even found a swatch:
A little voice in my head kept telling me that it was not a good idea to knit an entire jacket out of this wild yarn, so I made a few quick sketches. Then I colored them liberally--a wild yarn like this deserves a wildly colored sketch, doesn't it ;-)? [Click to view a large picture and you'll see what I mean.]
The last sketch (No.6), as you can see, was for a pullover instead of a jacket. The idea just came up and I liked it. But I really want to make a jacket with a gigantic lapel this time--like those from Burberry Prorsum and Burda Magazine. To me, fall is the perfect season for drama.
The parts in Tiffany blue, if applicable, will be knitted in Jaeger Chamonix, a long discontinued favorite. I didn't know if sketch No.4 would be too bold, so I used Chamonix as a buffer in sketches No.1-3, and No.5. By the way, Jeager yarns are completely discontinued now.
Now, which one do you like best? I could not decide at all; Leopard voted for No.1 and No.3, but I'm never too sure about his choices. Folks, what do you think?