I was intrigued as to how the colour pattern would turn out as the sample picture on the ball band looked as though two different yarns had been used.
I wasn't sure how the finished sweater would look but loved the colours
The first ball striped beautifully, then when I started the second it was completely different.
The front is different again, the colours are not true but not too far out.
I did consider trying to match the sleeves, but realised that they would be far better as brothers than twins.
I still have the sleeves to finish and once sewn together there will be the collar to knit.
Once I got used to the randomness of it I love it and am hoping to be wearing it to knit and natter next week.
Francesca is here tomorrow and will be choosing her new sweater pattern and yarn, that will be my next garment knit, and she will probably decide on her next socks as well.
I have 3 more pairs of boot socks, a Jones Cardigan and a Flax sweater, both patterns from Tin Can Knits, in the queue. all the yarn is ready in stash.
This is the latest pair of boot socks, they came off the needles a little while ago and the next pair are cast on.
I use the Blueberry Waffle pattern by Sandy Turner but changed the heel slightly. On the new pair I am going to use the Vanilla is the New Black pattern, from Anneh Fletcher on Ravelry, it has a completely different heel construction. I have had the pattern for ages and completely forgot about it. I found it while sorting through my pattern files this morning.
It has been a glorious day here, no gardening though as the ground is saturated, I am hoping for a few windy days to dry it out.
I was in Neath this morning, yet another dentist visit, and whiled away the wait by popping into The Works, I gave in and bought 2 books. Knitting from The North by Hilary Grant and Life is Sweet from the Humming Bird Bakery.
There may well be cake to take to knit and natter next Tuesday.
On the subject of cake I had a play session this afternoon. I made a 2 egg all in one mix, I used coconut milk instead of cows milk, a heaped cup of desiccated coconut and about 100 grams of chopped dark chocolate. It is lovely but a bit crumbly, we had some for pudding with a dollop of yogurt, mmmmm.
Now I am back to those sleeves, they won't knit themselves.
My daughter in law uses a Hummingbird Bakery recipe for any cupcakes she makes....they are sooooo nice-x-ReplyDelete
I just weigh the eggs and weigh everything else to that and add whatever flavouring that takes my fancy. I am looking forward to trying this book out though.Delete
I do admire how you manage to knit so quickly and so neatlyReplyDelete
I do most of my knitting in the early morning and then in front of the telly. My tension hardly varies now so I suppose that is why it looks neat.Delete
Pam, that sweater look perfect and simply beautiful! Don't know how you do it! The cake/pudding sounds really good. I'm on a mission to lose ten pounds of ugly fat, yet again!! :)ReplyDelete
I do not know a single woman who doesn't want to lose weight. The pudding was good but I only use small dishes, that way I can limit my portion size. Fran is wearing the sweater now,even though it is a warm day.Delete
When I progressed from scarves to jumpers many decades ago, the first jumper I knitted was with a yarn actually called "Random". I loved it so much that I even wore it on hot days!ReplyDelete
I think that Fran must be cooking in her sweater but she loves it.Delete
The sweater is wonderful Pam. You get so much done so fast!ReplyDelete
Ican not sit with empty hands,they fill up with chocolate.Delete
Thank you for mentioning the vanilla is the new black pattern, I had to go and look and purchased the fingering pattern!!!ReplyDelete
I have both versions and hope to get to the heel tonight.Delete