So my knitting goal is to knit myself a new jumper/cardigan whatever each year. Which sounds easy... and it would be if it was my only knitting endeavour, the problem is I get distracted by shawls and hats and quilting and a spot of crochet so it's really hard to get to one big finished item per winter.
It's August and I've just finished last winter's project: the glorious and clever "Sous Sous" (pattern designed for Loop London by Nora Gaughan. You can download it from their website or Ravelry.
I really wanted to finish it and take it away for those chilly Canadian evenings... but life got too crazy and with 20 min of knitting still do do I had to admit defeat and get on with packing something else. On Saturday though, during a rare lifting of the jet-lag cloud (still lingering at the horizon I have to say) I sat down and finished the bloody thing.
And I sewed it up too.
A real miracle.
I was really worried it wouldn't fit... but it does and while it's not perfect, I like it enough that I know it'll get worn a lot.
It's warm, very warm and light. However I used Rowan felted tweed DK instead of the much more expensive recommended yearn and it doesn't have the same level of drape. And that is my main bugbear.
I love how tight the sleeves are and that it covers my bottom, I am however totally annoyed at myself for the different in gauge between the back (nicely tight) and the front (loosey goosey)... What was I thinking???? What was I doing????
I'm hoping that once I get to wear it (bit hot right now) it'll soften and mellow.
All in all? very pleased though. It wasn't an easy knit... count this, do this whilst keeping count of that and increasing here whilst counting there...
But I did it.
And it's perfect enough for me!