I’m really excited to have my shop up and running, and will be popping little bits and pieces in there as and when I can tear myself away from making jumpers for myself 😉 because I’ve just finished my second one (that fits!) To say that I’m over the moon would be to understate it completely. I have not removed it since sewing in the ends and am now praying that the sun, which has made its first truly warm appearance of the year so far today, is just a blip and the cold will come back for a while.
OK, I don’t really mean that, but I’m a bit gutted I’ll have to put it away till next year, and fairly soon, too. So I’m starting to look at some cotton tunic options, since this jumper is made with the oh-so-soft-and-snuggly Drops Andes, which is 65% wool and 35% alpaca. It is light, soft, warm… Oh, heck! It’s perfect.
I’ve told the story here in picture form. Since a lot of my knitting takes place in the evenings, when the day-job is over 😉 , the light is not fabulous, but the photographs are clear enough, if not aesthetically perfect!
And here I should add, there are many sensible things you’re supposed to do as a knitter – tension squares etc etc – that I’m a bit too slapdash to do religiously, but I cannot stress enough how useful the waste yarn tip was (thank you my Instagram friend Laura!) This jumper, and its sleeves, are the perfect length thanks to the slightly fiddly but worth every non-knitting moment of transferring live stitches on to waste yarn and trying it on! 🙂
Cotton next 🙂
Fantastic, love that irrepressible smile of triumph! I don’t think you’ll be putting it away for a while yet, colder weather on the way 🙂
Oh phew! I mean, heck! Oh, you know what I mean 🙂 And thank you ❤