Many, Many months ago, actually I think it was back in the New Year, I started a new knitting project. Well, don’t faint, I have finally got around to taking some truly awful photos.
I must add that it didn’t actually take me 9 months to knit it, only a few, tops! The little blue blighter has been one of those projects where I knit it and it is then left in the murky depths of my knitting basket, waiting for the last of the finishing touches to deem it wearable. I lost all interest when the sleeves decided they didn’t want to go in neatly. I don’t usually have such bother, but this took me several attempts- so many in fact, I have since lost count- Blah!!!
Well it’s nearly finished (yes still only nearly!), I just have to sew in some more ends, possibly get mammy to crochet round the neck opening, and I still have to make another button link and then,... then it will be finished. Completed. DONE!
(Gosh she is one amazing mannequin! I would like her charm bracelet and ring please....oh and her hair... well not her hair, hair, just the ability to do my hair like hers!)
Well anyhoo, here's the knitted in question (In its current state)
(one to show my curly top!)
My 'spectator' pose!
On my version I used a linen type thread, which didn't knit quite to the same tension as the 2ply wool, hence the slightly baggier sleeves. I'm pondering on whether to make some shoulder pads to put in it like the original... should I, or should I leave it as is? Not sure?
All in all I'm quite happy with the result... well, it's not bad for a knit that only cost a pound!
I think at some point I'll try it in some 2ply, hoping for a slimmer and less bulky knit...
And here's the obligatory 'self satisfied' photo!