Monday, 5 January 2009

D's jumper complete

We woke up to snow this morning. There wasn't much, but it has stayed all day as it is so cold here. It didn't stop us going for a walk this morning.

When we got back, I was able to finish D's jumper. As I had managed to complete knitting the collar before going to bed last night, I just had to cast off and sew everything together. It always seems easier with raglan seams to get all the bits in the right order. I really felt like carrying on with knitting this afternoon, but I think I will stick to my list of things that need to get done this month. That means that the next project out of the bag will be the cross stitch poppies. The end is in sight for this piece as I only have the last third of the picture to do.

I am not sure how long I will be able to keep stitching this evening as a couple of the bulbs have blown, and I have to wait until I go into town to get new ones. I suppose I could try candlelight!

18 comments:

Miss Nancy said...

Candel light is always good...lol!
Love your work. Lucky person to get this one!

Ginnie said...

Well done on your finish. Yes we had snow too - about an inch or two!!

Annie said...

That really turned out well. I love the way the collar is attached.

I'd take a pass on the candlelight! Maybe build a snowman by starlight instead.

loulee1 said...

Now thats a cozy looking sweater. Just what he needs right now.

Patti said...

WOW what a great looking sweater. And so fast too!

zetor said...

Lovely jumper, just the kind I need to keep out the cold, I'll send you my measurements, lol!!! We have snow too.

Gaynor said...

No snow here..please keep it to yourselves lol.
Love the jumper... might have to put an order in lol

Linda said...

I love this sweater. I really like that collar. Well done. Give those eyes some rest, candlelight is romantic but not good for sewing/knitting or crafts...hugs, Linda

P.S. You keep a list to work off of? How do you determine what to put on the list and which one comes next? I have lists too but doesn't seem to be working right now...

Ro said...

Lovely jumper - I really like the collar.

I've read by candle-light many a time, but have never tried stitching!

Angelcat said...

The jumper looks great! Stitching by candle light sounds cool, I might have a go at that myself, though I do have to be careful with candles around the house as one of the cats managed to sit on one the other day, luckily no damage other than some singed fur!

Karoline said...

The jumper is lovely, congratulations

Rudee said...

It's a beautiful sweater. You can give new meaning to burning the candles at both ends.

Knitting Linguist said...

The sweater looks great -- congratulations!

bM said...

i have the same problem--so many projects, and while i feel like doing something new, i know i should finish up the other 10 that i've already started. this is good motivation for me to finish a scarf i've been working on for over a month now...

hokgardner said...

That's a beautiful sweater.

Elena said...

Sorry to hear about bad weather...
Glad you finished one of your planned projects! Look fantastic!
I also have an award for you at my blog!
I will understand if you will not respond, I know how busy you are Wendy!

Patty said...

Wow, the sweater looks great and like it will keep someone warm. Terrific job!

Karan said...

Well done on another lovely jumper. Still amazed at how quickly you knit. :0)