I feel really proud at the fact that I didn’t stray away from this bit of knitting… okay, so I may have strayed from a different knitting project to start this one, but still, I didn’t wander from this one and now it’s FINISHED!
The pattern is one I had been eyeing up for an absolute age, and then I suddenly remembered that I had the perfect wool in the same colours stashed away- Now, I say that’s a sign!
So with the perfect yarn of ply, colour and weight in hand, I started with great gusto and speed....
...And, due to the ply of the yarn and the size of the needles, the pieces quickly grew. Then, about two weeks later, excluding the intermission of a week’s holiday and a bout of flu, I suddenly had a super new jumper to sew up! Actually, I usually do most of the sewing up as I go along, and then it’s not such a daunting task at the end ( I know I’m not the only one that dreads the task of sewing up!).
I also had to knit with three needles, which is something I’ve never tried seriously before. I found it all a bit fiddly, though I managed the neckband in the end! For some reason I kept on dropping stitches at the end!
All teeth and yellow buckets!
Not sure what I was doing with my hands (how huuuuge do the look?)- Twas rather cold out, so I was probably trying to warm them up!
Notice anything different? ;)
I started out with my hair rolled up!
This stitch is one of my favourites to use- I think this is the fourth time I've used this simple slip stitch pattern...
Here's a close-up of the stitch. Not sure what's it's called, but it's really easy to do!
Just posing near the compost, as you do.... I'll probably get the whole "why did you take the photos there..." spiel again , but I like the shapes of the crumbling fence, so there!
Just fiddling with Mr Gnome- he had fallen over!
Jumper: 1940's pattern- vintage wool from stash.
Blouse: Mummy make from a 40's pattern.
Skirt: Part of a suit made by Ma (who else!)
Socks: Knitted by me from a 40's pattern.
Shoes: My beloved '40's brogues. (one of my best charity shop finds.... ever!)
Cheerio for now...