Saturday, 28 November 2009

Jumper update

Back, front and 1 sleeve done.  Other sleeve, cowel neck and sewing up to go.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009


Have just cast off the back of my new jumper, looked at the pattern and realised that not only have I been following the wrong pattern (apparently I've been knitting a tank polo) but I've also been knitting the wrong size!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Been knitting properly for about 8 months now and I'm finally knitting something for myself!  I've knit socks, gloves, capes, jumpers, blankets, hats and more baby stuff than I know what to do with but now, I've decided to be selfsih and knit myself a jumper.

I'm doing it in Sirdar Big Softie which is a beautifully soft chunky wool in an absolutely gorgeous shade of blue-grey.  I'm also using Rosewood needles for the frist time because Dad complains when I use metal/plastic in the large sizes (apparently they make too much noise...).  I'll attempt to post a picture of my progress so far (I love knitting in chunky, only started yesterday and I'm already up the armhole shaping on the back) but it depends on if I can remember how.

I just realised something.  I described myself earlier in this entry as being selfish for knitting myself something, but I'm not.  Everything I do is for other people and I deserve to have just one thing in my life that's mine and mine alone and right now this one thing is this jumper.

In other knitting news, during the massive sort-out we had at the weekend it was discovered Mum threw away an entire trash bag of wool.  Now, most of it was just baby wool and acrylic stuff but it also contained the vast majority of my Noro stash, all of my Zauberball and, and this is the really heart-breaking bit, 2 skeins of incrediblly expensive cashmere that I was saving for when I got the confidence to knit a lace shawl!

Monday, 9 November 2009

I'm ba-a-ack!

Been MIA lately thanks to a nasty bout of bronchitis for myself and Mum being ill (if you don't know, I'm a full time carer for my parents) but I've been using the time to get caught up with my knitting.

Various and sundry baby bits have been completed, Dad's cardigan has been worked on, finished a cape for Mum on 15mm needles which knitted up fabulously quickly, finished a pair of socks and started another pair and completed 4 hat and wrist-warmer sets for Christmas.

All in all it's been a most productive few weeks.  Of course, one of these days I'll actually remember to take photo's of stuff that I knit before I give it away.  I'll also eventually get around to actually knitting something for myself...