A finished project? In a week? Without blogging about it?
Forgive the unstyled hair (it is a Sunday remember) and the dusty mirror (I cleaned the house yesterday but managed to forget the mirrors again) and the fact that I haven’t blocked it yet. And yeah, I’m rotund and shouldn’t be wearing chunky yarn (especially a chunky yarn that knitted up a little smaller than the planned size, but probably made a better fit for it. I went for the largest size, but it came out more like the medium measurements), but you know what? I like it. I wanted to post it ASAP because I promised Sue a pic a few days ago, before it was even finished. She runs off jumpers like there is no tomorrow, all in chunky yarns, and I sometimes get a bit sad that I end up spending so long on my projects. But then I remember that she is superslim and a babe, and I am still a babe, but not slim at all, and that light yarns suit me much better.
And can I just point this out too?
Just to remind you, this pattern is knit in two separate halves, and grafted together in Kitchener stitch after they are complete. I’m feeling very pleased with myself about this one – can you see where I did it? Cos I can’t quite see the right row where I did it either… Ok, now someone will point out a nasty squishy bit But that’s ok because I’m extremely happy with my work, and I feel like this is wearable. The Polar version was gorgeous if I do say so myself, but the yarn – evilly pilly. This stuff, Knit Picks Sierra (5.5 hanks of it), hasn’t pilled at all while knitting, sewing or grafting. I’m hoping it might soften a little bit when I wash it, as it is a tiny bit itchy, but I think it will be fine Hoorah!