Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Everybody should have a jacket with a giraffe on the pocket

It took me a little while to realise exactly what this object in front of me was. I'd dragged out every reference tome I could lay my hands on - from the Encyclopedic World Atlas to The Biology of Microrganisms by Brock et al, to (in desperation by this stage) Name That Flower by Clark and Lee. I held it up to the light, I sniffed at it cautiously, I even spoke to it in two languages, hoping against hope that I could figure it out.

Then, ever so slowly, a distant memory sluggishly made it's way to the surface of my murky old grey matter. This, my friends, was a FINISHED OBJECT! A finished Tweeeeeedy jacket, to be precise! And it only took me 8 months to make it (ahem).

Project specs:
Pattern - Tweedy Giraffe Jacket by Phildar, from the Tricotez Calin Automne/Hiver 2002
Yarn - Legende in Rubis and Jeans
Needles - 3mm and 5mm

I love this jacket - it's so supercute that I'm almost tempted to make one for myself! I think Grumbles likes it too - she kept trying to feed the giraffe with the biscuit I'd bribed her with so she'd stay still - awwwww!


  1. Now, that has got to be the definition of cute.

    Very stylish jacket. Looks very continental. Love it.

  2. Gorgeous jacket! The giraffe is just lovely, as is your model!!

  3. Anonymous12:22 am

    Awwww... How adorable!!

  4. That is just soooo cute.

    Pity it feels like 42degrees today - ugh !

    Bet the model is sexing it up in her smalls today ;)

  5. Jorth my dear I'm back!!

    Yes I couldn't resist, I've started posting again on my blog!! Well it is christmas after all.

    I just love the matchbox advent so cool.

    Have a wonderful christmas!! Julia x

  6. What a wonderful jacket. Hurrah!

  7. Happy Christmas J to you and yours and a peaceful new year.

  8. Anonymous5:29 pm

    I was hoping that you could link me to this giraffe pattern or possibly send it. I have looked all over and can't seem to get my hands on it. Also, does it only come in french or is there an english version?
    Please email me at
    Thank you.


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