Friday, June 13, 2008

Oh what a mess

I'm calling this Mr S' Dinosaur Cardigan. It's really Cleckheaton's 'Cardigan feature [ing] circular yoke and trims' (the trims look like dinosaur scales!).

I can get the back and one front to match but not the other front. I've counted lines, measured, pulled out, and re-knitted several times... all to no avail. It's a mess. I'm so so irritated. One last try and then...... I may get the scissors out!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Welcome Leo

Well finally...

Leo looks kind of cute. I gave him a friendly face. Mr S loves him. He has a book with a reference to a 'soft furry lion' that 'goes roar roar roar' - we read it several times this afternoon, with Mr S clutching Mr Leo!
The pattern comes from the V&A website (as I have previously mentioned) and Mr Leo was knitted in Rowan Scottish Tweed 4ply.

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

17 Colours

Seventeen colours!

I've finished the first colour repeat. Four more to go!

I figure that five repeats will give me about 180 - 190 cm in length.

I have several other 'nearly finished' projects banking back. All requiring sewing up and finishing. My least favorite part of making anything. I think because I don't rate my needlework skills very highly, so I'm usually fairly tense when I pick up a sewing needle. Generally not a good start to enjoying a task.
Never-the-less, I've finally finished the renovations of this simple Debbie Bliss jumper, which uses four strands of Marta's Yarn 2ply merino.
I knitted the jumper last year for Mr S. I made the 6mth size, but it never really fitted him properly. Too wide, arms too long. So he wore it once or twice only.
Now that it's getting colder, I'm looking at what jumpers Mr S has for this winter. I tried this jumper on him and width wise it is perfect, as is arm length. But it was ridiculously short. So I went to Marta's and bought a complementary colour way. I've knitted an extension. About 10cm. And tacked it on to bottom. It looks (I hope) like he is wearing layers.

This is a slightly better representation of the colour, although still not great. The actual colours are far richer. Never mind!

And my swap partner (SueChicago) has received her package. Yah!

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