I set out to knit a sweater dress this week…..but, after hours, days really, of knitting on fine dpns, inching very slowly upwards, I found when I’d cast off the neck that it was much too tight to go over Sasha’s head. I pulled it back. I cast off again and then found that the body was too tight and it was still a real struggle to get on and anyway it was too long in the body. I couldn’t face pulling it back again so now it’s one of many rejects that my girls get to keep. It has basic sleeves until I can muster the enthusiasm to finish them off. File that in the ‘live and learn’ box and move on…
I’m hoping I have learned something because now I’m making the next one wider, I’m going ‘top-down’ and leaving a small opening for buttons at the neck. Surely, this time !
Progress so far…………..
I’ll break it to them later that they can’t keep them 🙂
I hope you all had a good Christmas and are looking forward to a happy and healthy 2017 with all the creative and collecting opportunities that might hold.
After a very busy Christmas and New Year I couldn’t resist the urge to pick up the needles and make something. There are so many things I want to knit this year, and maybe sew ? that whatever happens out there in non-Sasha-land, I’m really looking forward to this year 🙂
Only 3 more to knit before Christmas… I keep telling myself,
Two more little knits to keep the boys warm this winter.
Joe likes to try on the boys’ jumpers (hoping he’ll be allowed to keep one) and this week he tried on two, on one evening both at the same time, just to check they would fit nicely over his head. Christmas is in the air ….
I know a place where we won’t hear any fireworks..
They were very loud last night weren’t they ..
I’ve packed a warm blanket for you and another cardigan for me..
We’ll be safe and warm in our own little hiding place
I wonder if I should have packed anything else ?
This little set is knitted in Paton’s Extrafine 100% Merino.