Today I have for you two bush jumpers...
(btw, the above title is supposed to be a play on words as here in Australia a "jumper" is what in the US is referred to as a "sweater"... I've lived over there so I am aware of the lingo differences! could fill a book with funny anecdotes of these!)
Reminds me of the old joke from many years ago: What do you get when you cross a sheep with a kangaroo?
Answer: A woolly jumper
Sorry. I know. Not as hilarious as it was thirty years ago...
I do have a kind-of funny generation-gap story for today; today Mum and I had morning tea with some of her friends. Visualise, if you will, mostly retired ladies sitting around a table in the country pub. Newly arrived lady comes up to the table and says, with dramatic flourish and eyes shining with excitement: "Girls I have some very exciting new for you!!" Queries of "Oooh, what, what?" Pause for effect, then "Last night I heard a barking owl!!!" Cue all-round cries of surprise and delight... I was later informed that barking owls are endangered, thus the great importance of the announcement.
I expect in twenty years or so I might be very interested in barking owls too.
I knitted this jumper for myself about five years ago, just bought some wool and knitted to my own design. It's been a while since I followed a proper knitting pattern actually. A few years later and I feel it is best suitable for the country; warm but not very gorgeous. I think I made it too wide across the shoulders. It's very loose and bulky and feels a bit like I'm wearing a man's jumper. Don't expect any close-ups.
Jumper; my own design, knitted from Jo Sharp Silk Road Aran Tweed in ?Natural?
Jeans; Little Big
Boots: Andrea and Joen, from Uggy's in Dunsborough