Friday, 25 October 2013

Finished by Friday and a smile.

Well how about this for a Halloween outfit then?!!
I have been sorting out cupbards and drawers in an effort to get my fabric stash in order.
Now, my dear daughter has had her own home down here for about 4 years, so I wonder why I am storing all her school and college projects/favourite bits and bobs?
This item was her prize purchase in the market in Marrakesh!
It is a huge heavy woollen jalaba - extremely warm for those cold desert nights!!
Why then, is it sitting in my wardrobe and why oh why did I parade myself in it, looking like a massive bar code! Enjoy the giggle.
And here is a chuckle for Annie - I managed to get two sleeves almost identical from that lovely marbled wool - only Annie will know how totally brilliant I am - we spent an hour trying to get it right on Monday!! I know it isn't necessary for these random wool items to match up but I just can't make one with odd sleeves.
Lastly here is my Mark 2 version of my denim/velvet draught excluder. I gave the first one to Maxine for her charity office.

Have a good weekend everyone.
Join in with Annie's smiles over at "A stitch in time".

x Jo


Annie said...

Only we know how much fun can be had with a ball or two of wool eh? :-)
Annie x

The Weaver of Grass said...

I like that Marrakesh thingy - I bought a similar one there once and wore it as a dressing gown for years - I was so sad to see it go to that great dressing gown home in the sky.

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant Jo, so brave of you to model that striped jalaba ... it certainly isn't the most flattering of garments :)

And to go to such trouble to match the sleeves is going above and beyond duty, although I can quite understand why you would want them to match :)

Lovely draught excluder - and the velvet must make it very luxurious.

Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I thought it was Obi Wan Kenobi!! Where's your light sabre?? ;-)
Hugs, LLJ xxx

Caro said...

Wonderful picture of you - really made me smile! Well done you with matching the must have been a nightmare. The draft excluder is excellent. Thanks for the smile. Caro x (#4)

505whimsygirl said...

The sleeves look very matching. I made a pair of fingerless mitts with a ball of noro -- they look totally different from eachother!!! I'm hoping I have another ball of the same yarn to knit another pair and then maybe I'll manage to at least get a pair that look similar.

The "barcode" garment doesn't look heavy at all. Sounds like it'll be nice on those damp, winter evenings though.


Tina Gilmore said...

How fantastic are you parading that gown- made me giggle. xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

aha do love your giant barcode...a fab pickie and also the sleeves, so well done, and know what you mean :D about making them the same, Shaz in oz.x

mckinkle said...

Oh Jo you have really made me giggle today! I was just about to believe that I had caught up on my Blog list from my last catch up when I spied you and just knew I hadnt seen this blog post!!


I do know what you mean about your home being the magnet for all things that your kids just couldnt part with yet couldnt take them with them when they moved out! I think my loft is still straining under the effects of it all!

Have a great week!
Keryn x

mckinkle said...

hey, just thought, you may need to think about that stunning photo as if any Arab mean are in the mind of finding themselves another wife and start with looking online ?????

BumbleVee said...

hahhah.a.. love your sense of humour Jo.... I love that you have a laugh at yourself .... we should all do it more often.... and good for you persevering with the wool... it would make me crazy too to have different sleeves... but, of course, I don't knit, so it wouldn't happen to me anyway.....but, you know what I'm sayin'.....

Neet said...

Lovely draught excluder, clever knitting and fabulous jalaba modelled perfectly by you.
Hugs & Smiles, Neet xx

Nan G said...

Love the bar code kaftan?! :) Yes gave me a smile and a giggle. Sadly needed today. Thanks!! Hugs

Debs Willis said...

Bar code giggles! And can't believe you had the patience to get those sleeves to match
Debs x

Hettie said...

Haa Haa! Watch you don't get sold at the supermarket when the barcode gets zapped.
Not sure how I missed this post. Brilliant.