I've just spent a minute or so deliberating the date, if it's wrong, I apologise, but gosh aren't the weeks whizzing by?
Sometime mid-week, I thought to myself, 'hope the weather is good on the weekend, as I will be able to wear my new jumper and take some pictures of it.'
Well, you'll be pleased to know the weather has been glorious today.....only problem.....I haven't finished my jumper!
I've done a little more since taking the picture, and only have the cap of both sleeves to do and then sew it up. It feels really soft and warm and I'm soooo looking forward to trying it on (and hopefully it fitting!). The yarn is Life Chunky by Stylecraft. It is a wool acrylic mix and is called Nutmeg Marl, a kind of grey/blue/mushroom colour......are you picturing it? This yarn is super soft and really reasonable. There is also something to be said for the fact it is machine washable so won't spend months sitting at the bottom of the wash basket waiting to be hand washed.
This has been a great project, just the right amount of sitting on the edge of my seat, learning new skills, 3 needle bind off, picking up new stitches, wrap and turn....and even the knitting itself, as I have done the whole thing continental style. I have the sewing to go and will use mattress stitch as everyone rates it so highly.
I take it I should join the sleeves to the body and then sew the sides and the sleeves up.....is there an order to do things?
Anyway, despite not having a jumper to wear, we have been to the beach this afternoon for a blow around. It was extremely cold and windy. Just look at this clever bloke on his surfy-kite thing.
I am looking forward to supper, bathed and sleeping children and sitting down with my cup of tea to check out all the other projects. If you want to see other Year of Project work, check the ravelry page here.
Thanks as ever for all your helpful advice. I have blocked the body of my jumper and it is behaving a lot better now.........just have to get on with the last stretch and the sewing up!