Having lain down in a darkened room for a couple of weeks after the over-exertion of 3 posts in one week (three posts!) I thought it was about time I bobbed back up to pester you all with a quick post about a knit that I have been working on…for longer than I care to say.
Thankfully the old Lister pattern for the Lochinvar children’s jumper ( a snip at ninepence ) is aimed at children over three years old as Peanut has just about grown into it while I have been knitting.
I started out full of enthusiasm to have a go at very very very basic Fair Isle and everything was going so well.
Until I realised that my ‘Fair Isle’ looked nothing like that in the picture on the front of the pattern. I knew it would mean a whole load of pulling back and so I stalled. From then on it was snail’s pace. But eventually a front and back – with matching panels of ‘Fair Isle’ – emerged.
And there it could have stopped if a visit from a couple of crafty friends hadn’t nudged me to finish the sleeves (long enough for an orangutan I swear). And now I have block pressed
Sewn up and … finished!
I confess I don’t think it anything special, my seams do not bear too much scrutiny and I have had offers on eBay from parky orangutans who love the sleeves. BUT as Spring does not appear to have sprung it will certainly give Peanut a cosy warm layer and I have the satisfaction in knowing I worked through my woolly ‘Wall’ and finally got my ‘Fair Isle’ right and even – sort of – lined up.
Have you ever had those projects that feel like pulling teeth? Time to take up my crochet hook again I’d say!
Until next we meet
YES, I’ve got a project just like that – a jumper finished two years ago still hasn’t been sewn together as I know I won’t wear it!! I hope you’ll share a pic of the jumper being worn. Either on the intended recipient or Orang Utan……
I would love to see it on an orangutan! Poor Peanut will have to wear it instead I fear. Isn’t it dispiriting when a project goes into long haul?! Sorry about your jumper I can empathise. Thanks for sharing. Your crafts are so/sew beautiful it gives me hope when even you have one of those teeth grinding projects. Mxxx