Because modeling is for the weak!*
*The ‘weak’ being those who have a photographer on hand because they didn’t decide to take pictures while the other adult in the house is at work. In other words, those who are envied by me.
Pattern: Willow, from A Yorkshire Fable
Yarn: RYC Soft Tweed in Twig (MC), Misti Alpaca Chunky in brown (CC)
Yardage: 1131 yards of Soft Tweed, about 27 yards of Misti Alpaca Chunky Needles: generic bamboo sizes 10.5 and 11
Modifications: Very few modifications. I made the 34 inch chest size, and I lengthened the sleeves slightly, which was a mistake. I also used the contrast yarn for the pocket edges and the belt.
Obviously, without ooh la la fancy schmancy modeling you can’t see how this fits, and you can’t weigh in on whether I should shrink this coat at all. Unless you are ninja, in which case you may already have seen me in the coat. I guess not, though, since I’m still alive and all. You’re a lousy ninja. Sheesh.
This thing is every bit as fat as it looks. It might also be phat, but I don’t feel I’m qualified to weigh in there. My husband tried it on, and it made him look like – well, if there had been a pimp in Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood, he might have worn this coat. It was a very odd, somewhat appealing, somewhat creepy look. Anyway, perhaps not the best sweater for the gentlemen, as cozy as it is. Unless the gentleman in question gets a kick out of appearing to be a very huggable person in a morally deplorable line of work, in which case, are you sure he’s the gentleman for you?
Such questions aside, here are more shots of the coat. Marvel at the collar of giganticness! See the buttons of wonder! Feel the squish with Squish-O-Vision™!