It doesn’t always go to plan…

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…20170120_105110-002

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…………..

New Year, new knits ….

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 🙂