It’s so cool to finally complete a project – gives such a sense of achievement. Wendy and I showed off our finished garments tonight and we’re feeling pretty chuffed with our efforts. Awesome, after 4 years in the making, Wendy now has a gorgeous cosy jacket to wear and the timing’s perfect – winter has set in here with a vengeance!
Wendy’s jacket – and apologies for the quality of the pic – sadly, from several shots this is the only one not over exposed. There were 2 + balls left over from which Kirsty has benefited and she will be adding them to her Throw project.
The pattern stipulated size 2.5mm needles and as I didn’t have any I used 2.75mm instead. So I guess the jacket is slightly larger than the 6-9 month size knitted. As Ania recently turned 4 months old I am looking forward to her wearing the jacket next summer.
Karen joined us for the first time tonight and she’s our first sock knitter. This is the second sock of a pair of sneaker socks for her 5 year old daughter. Karen also has another pair of socks on the go and a sleeveless hoodie. She admits to being a bit of free ranger when it comes to following patterns, knits with either new or reknit yarn, and usually has a few projects on the go at any one time.
Knitting socks is cool – they’re a fiddly subject if using 2 pointer needles – Karen’s preference is circular needles.
Kirsty finishing another strip for her Throw.
Wendy’s new work in progress – a sleeveless vest in merino/possum/alpaca double knit yarn in a lightly textured pattern by Naturally.