Made you jump!
Back, with some knitting finished. This cardi was meant to be finished for my daughter at Christmas but it didn't quite work out like that. The actual knitting was done all but one sleeve.
I know myself well enough that if I don't finish something from start to end then it becomes less and less appealing as time goes by - I have the attention span of a gnat.
So I am delighted to have finished this - I hope it fits, the underarms look maybe a tad snug. The Great Trying On will be on Sunday.
Anyway - Eco Wool, which has to be my all time favourite wool. Pattern from my own brain - the tree is a free pattern from Ravelry that I altered, made the branches longer and more spindly.
I am chuffed with how the cables MOSTLY blend into the deep ribbing:
I did write notes as I went - and cannot find them (about par for this house lately). I really fancy one for myself so will TYPE AND SAVE notes as I go second time around, there's quite a bit of interest on Ravelry about how to make it.
What would I change?
The sleeves - not mad keen on drop shoulders, but for a first go at a pattern I think it's ok.
The front bands - just need to have a couple of extra stitches added.
Not much else yet - might add more whenb it's actually on a human body!
What I like?
The collar, am very happy with that - took a couple of goes altering the increases to make it lie nicely but I got there in the end.
The deep ribbing.
Hurrah for knitting!
Black floofy jumper is almost finished too.
What else - aha, a little visitor! Not so little really, the washing line shakes like hell when it lands.