I signed up for this to motivate me finish some knitting instead of playing too much with my sewing machine. It worked! 2 knits finished this week (one wasn’t even started yet!) and I’m REALLY pleased with how they turned out.
First, Arielle. That was quite an undertaking with this tiny thread and tiny needles. It wasn’t a boring knit per se, just long!
I didn’t do any modifications at all, I just followed the pattern blindly. I’m quite a seasoned knitter and I found the way the pattern was written (especially the increases and decreases) quite unsettling. I had to read the instructions a few times to make sense of them, but I did eventually and everything worked out fine. I didn’t enjoy the ridge button band as the rhythm of it was quite hard to get into. But I have to say that it made sewing on the buttons quite easy: I just had to count on which ridge the buttonhole was falling to sew the button right! Easy peasy!
The only tiny modification I made was to not sew the sides of the bottom border. I was going to, but I quite like it like that. And it gives a little bit of breathing room in the hips department which is welcome.
I’ve worn it once already and I like how flattering it is. And the deep cleavage is perfect to accommodate my big mama breasts!
I was so good with my knitting that I decided to cast on for a little jumper for Lucas. Winter is still a wee while away so I chose to make a 12-months size. It was such a quick knit!
Ready for winter
The pattern called for stripes, but I had this yarn that a friend had given me – in just one colour. It was the same gauge and a perfect blue for a little man. I knit that in 3 days, with just one modification: I did a garter stitch border at the bottom instead of a hem, because I don’t like hems. It turned out slightly bigger than what I anticipated, but Lucas is on a tall side, so I’m sure that’s for the better!
Oh, and it was a good stash busting project too!
Now, I’ve started a sweater for the big man in my life – but that’s another kind of fish. I don’t like the yarn that much (he chose it) and it doesn’t make for a pleasant knit. I had started a jumper for him last Fall, but I gave up with the arrival of the baby and all. But I’ll keep that for another time! Now, since I’ve been so good, I’m going to reward myself with some sewing on my wonderful sewing machine! HA!