This week, I have been deliberately delaying the inevitable. I'm really, really good at it! I have quite a lot of schoolwork to do, in readiness for the new school term that begins this week. However, I have managed to skillfully while away the least week of the holidays doing a 'little bit of this' and a 'little bit of that' I am sitting here right now with my pile of work ready to ........ after some blog time, of course. I wonder what other 'must do' task will further delay my knuckling down to some work. Hmmm!
Much of my knitting time this wek has been spent on finishing the litttle 'Patches Child' jacket for little Sophie. The pattern is well written and an easy knit. I loved the clever knitting together of the strips and watching the colour changes. However, I DID NOT enjoy the yarn. I think I moaned about it last week, so I won't rant again:just suffice it to say that I won't be buying Noro again. I've yet to have a happy experience with it.
The pattern offers choices of edging, neckline and finishing. I chose the ruffled edging, which I think works fine the hem of the jacket, but I'm not so sure that it works so well on the sleeves. It's quite hard to tell until I see the jacket actually being worn.
I chose the crew neck option, as it seemed to fit the style of the garment.......
....... and found a pretty wooden button in my button tin (well, one of them!) to finish it off.
The shoulders were joined with a three needle bind-off, which is so easy and gives a really lovely neat seam. The finishing is quite simply single crochet. I chose a section of the yarn to use that would act as a contrast.
I've also begun a project for myself, using Rowan Kidsilk Haze, which is a very fine 2ply 70% mohair, 30% silk mix. It's Beau from Rowan's 'Fresh Fashion Knits' book.
I realised I have the American publication of the book, bought from Amazon, and so needed to remember to follow the correct UK sizing. I think the UK version of the book may have a different title. I just love the design and have chosen a deep, navy blue to allow the beauty of the shiny, hairy yarn to come through.
I have a feeling this one may take some time, but so farI'm loving it. The yarn is so soft and comfortable to work with after the nightmare Noro. Deep sigh...... and relax!!!! NOOOO, I must get on! See you next week. Have a good one.