My blond bombshell gave it her thumbs up. Methinks it's likely to be nabbed before long.
It made it's way to me courtesy of Marian from www.mademarian.net.
It's so far so good with the opinion on the neckline. I asked the fair damsel of mademarian.net if she could spot the blunder. She had a good look at the front, then asked if it was on the back. Cool. Once Marian did spot it she thought it was part of the stitch detailing and was meant to be there.
That's good enough for me! :)
I had a pause for thought around the increases on these. There was room for interpretation but I went with my gut and what seemed like common sense. It must have been the right way to go because they seem to have turned out alright.
The front of the 'Just for Boys'/Now for a Girl jumper
(The needle going through is to counter fabric furl, just in case ya were wonderin')
I cast on the sleeves while I was on the bus home from the Rainbow Coffee Dock volunteers meeting. The bus driver said, as I was getting off, that he should ask me to knit him a scarf or sweater :)
Ya never know, I could start taking orders yet.
Happy times to ya all folks and may your adventures, yarn or otherwise, go well.
I'm quite happy with the way this is coming along. It's a good antidote to the frustration I felt over Meg's Vintage Cardi. Her Cardi shall remain a WIP until my good humour towards it returns. Which, hopefully, shall be soon.
This little yokey I picked up in Tesco for about €2 or under I think. It's quite handy to have a tape measure when knitting in public as I was yesterday. Impatient/enthusiastic me didn't want to halt my knitting until I got home to measure it so hence the purchase of the above. No tedious rewinding either. All you need to do is press the yellow button and it rewinds.
Just watch your fingers don't get caught.
This is the stage the piece had reached by this morning. I've reached the armhole shaping at this point and worked a couple of rows past it.
Betty Barnden designed this top called 'Paris'.
It's a pretty simple and straightforward top which should meet with R.'s approval (I hope!).
This is the yarn I picked up today for the cute lil newborn daughter of the AML organiser. With the colours in the varigated yarn creating most of the visual interest I'll most likely opt for a simple design.