Saturday, December 09, 2006

On time..

Phew! so I made it, but I'm not planning to get into another 'deadline' situation like this again. (I hope!) Dilly dallying and wondering off to other projects, serves me right really.
I never got round to the pair of matching socks......
DH's jumper was finished late Thursday night, blocked and ready for packing by Friday. It's on the way to the airport now and I've finally got something to blog about!
Pattern : none, measurements from an old jumper
Chest Size: 48"
Yarn: Rowanspun 4 ply ( 100% pure new wool )
Amount: 16 x 25 gm x 162 yds (with some yards left over)
Needles: 2mm and 3mm

The body and sleeves were worked in the round, shoulders with short rows and 3 needle cast off. I find the shoulder seams (pic below) are definitely neater compared to the step-cast-off and seaming method.

And here's the last of the hats for 3 teenagers on a skiing trip tomorrow. That's our Christmas tree in the background and the cyrstal globe used for all my hat pictures.

I used 2 strands of black DK wool and I'm not certain if this is 'broken rib' but I think it's a nice 'hat stitch' and more interesting than the usual k2p2 ribbing. The stitches are dense and give the hat better structure, that is, if you don't intend for it to go into a smallish handbag since it's bulkier than a Beanie.

So!, it is now ME time and I'm about to make myself a nice cup of tea while I decide on what to cast on this evening :)


Bee said...

i love the hat :)
good job :)

opportunityknits said...

The jumper looks great! Hope you're enjoying your 'me' time!

Mimi said...

That's a nice sweater! It makes me think that I should knit something for my husband.
Now, you sure deserve some knitting for yourself! ;)

R a i n said...

The sweater looks great! Very professional looking indeed. Nice work!

Lily said...

the jumper looks cool. I am sure your husband will love it.