Monday, April 07, 2008


A wild and windy couple of days - horizontal snow much of the time and gritters on all the major roads. Why do I remember getting summer clothes and sandals at Easter as a child? Is that one of those trick childhood memories that turns every Summer holiday into a Famous Five book or is the weather really shifting so drastically?

We walked on the beach, dressed like we were walking across Antarctica, and drove up to the Heugh Breakwater, near my new school, to watch the waves in action.

What a person needs, when the weather is like this, is a bright, bright, bright cosy wool sweater:

Terrible picture, but lovely sweater. This is my take on Chinese Lace Pullover by Angela Hahn. My modifications were: longer body (about 3 inches more), merino dk instead of cotton/silk, added some rows of garter stitch around the neck as I felt the neckline was too low when I had finished it, only did 1 repeat of lace around the sleeves so they weren't too fussy.


Cinders said...

Hi Gill, I think the jumper looks lovely on you. I've just had a look at her website and like the lace empire line top.
the weather has been unbeleivable recently hasnt it? and I do remeber warm Easters with summer dresses like the famous Five!

Bets said...

Beautiful sweater, looks great on you! I would love to live that close to the beach again, used to live a couple blocks from Lake Michigan.

rho said...

Love the pictures of the beach wild and wooly weather for sure ... and the sweater - is fantastic - did you do it in the round or flat (I see she has both options) That color looks incredible on you.

Deb said...

Great sweater Gill. I love the colour. It is so good to see you back in the world of the blogging. I hope things are getting better at work.

Grace Yaskovic said...

Gill, the sweater is so pretty, the color the design, I love it!!

I too remember Easter as the time my mother went shopping for our spring into summer clothes, tank tops, and cotton skirts, light weight socks, oh well, still wearing the velour jogging suits here, but today might be in the 60's,

Glad to see you blogging again, I kept checking!!