Well I knitted the sleeves….
..Val knitted the front and back – dadaaaaa!
..and did a bit of fancy embroidery at the bottom the the ‘v’…. and then…..
Shrunk it it in the washing machine – great. Good job model Emily is slim.
Trying to think happier thoughts so here’s three of the Romsey Library knitting group (chocolate biscuits at 3pm).
OK – Val and I will begin project jumper.
But I thought – I don’t mind knitting sleeves – that won’t kill me….. so….
It wasn’t not killing me – in fact – don’t hate knitting as much as I thought…
Well – started looking around at patterns. Oh dear – bit dull…..
Eventually on Pinterest – something a bit better:
So… let’s have stripes. Into local knitting shop…
King Cole double knitting (busom-hiding thickness) in rather nice colours. Asked for tiny sample of each (one inch) – knitting shop said ‘no’. Oh dear.
Ordered online – much cheaper and loads more colours. Bog standard v-neck jumper pattern with rib welt (internet feebie full of errors).
Oh joy – my wool has arrived!!!!
Was uninspired…… even though it was Roger Moore…..
It’s cold in the winter and I needed a jumper but most jumpers are so boring!!! John Lewises, Marks etc etc – fine lambswool all one colour (navy. gray, yawn) and they need to be (arghhhh) ironed and you’d have to wear a bra (not bloody likely)!!!
Here’s a jumper from years ago – wore it till it fell to peices..
So I could knit one but PROBLEM – I hate knitting – that’s tedious as well.
Then one fine day I met Val in Chilbolton who likes knitting and offered to knit one for me – RESULT!!!