Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Stick a fork in it...
...because it's finished! After nearly one year and one month of on and off knitting I am now in possession of two sleeves, a front and a back to my latest jumper!
I absolutely love Rowan yarns and working with the British Sheep Breeds DK yarn was a real treat. This might not be everyone's cup of tea but because the yarn is un-dyed it smells really 'sheepy' which I love. It's all that lovely, natural lanolin in the yarn that's going to keep me toasty warm this Winter - just as soon as I've blocked the pieces and sewn up the seams!
The process of blocking hand knit pieces is magical to behold - you start off with lumpy, bumpy shapes that curl up at the edges and overnight they become smooth, flat pieces of fabric. If you fancy a trip down memory lane you can read my first blog post about this jumper way back in September 2011 here (hey I guess I did manage to finish it before November....just not the November of that year!). I also blogged about it whilst Ciaran and I were in the Yorkshire Dales in August here. The pattern is vintage and is called 'his and hers' - maybe I'll knit a matching one for Ciaran too ;)