Saturday, 17 January 2015

Jumper Finished at Last

Before anything else I have to say a warm welcome to A Few Pennies. Nice to have you reading my ramblings.

I seem to have been knitting this jumper forever, but I finally finished it yesterday. The weather was horiible so I only made it along the road to Aldi for a couple of bits and spent the rest of the day cooking and crafting...and I made myself sit down and seam the jumper. 

Anyone else love the actual knitting part but hate sewing it together? I especially hate sewing in all the ends and with a striped garment like this there were quite a lot of ends. Still, it's done now and here's yours truly modelling it. 



I did press it, I swear, but it appears much more creased in the pictures than it does in real life. I knitted a size 12 and it's very loose so I could probably have got away with a 10, but then I like my jumpers baggy. I'm pleased with how it turned out and I've had a few compliments. I'll probably live in it for the next few days until I fancy a change as it's nice and warm and very comfortable to wear.


Last night we went to watch DD3 as Prince Rupert in the DODS' (Dover Operatic and Dramatic Society) panto of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at the town hall. It was a fun evening, and everyone did really well. DD has a lovely voice (proud mummy moment) and she and BF are now getting paid gigs to sing at local cabaret nights and she's also been booked to sing at a wedding later this year. It would be lovely if they could both make a proper living from their singing.

Some random pics from my mad family...

 DH being the perfect husband and vacuuming this morning 

DH pretending the vacuum hose is a smoking gun (yeah, I didn't get it at first either).


 Shadow finally using one of the the pet 'igloos' we bought the cats for Xmas

Today's weather has been a bit of everything. Cold and icy, but really bright sunshine all morning, then torrential rain when we were out early afternoon. No snow so far...hope I'm not tempting fate by saying that. I hope it's not too terrible where you are.


10 comments:

  1. Jumper looks fab .. just the thing for this cold weather .. perishing cold here.

    Vicky x

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    1. Thank you, Vicky. It is lovely and warm.

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    1. Thank you, Froogs. I only used value acrylic yarn and tried to get the colours as close as possible to the original pattern.

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  3. Love the stripes. I must get knitting.:)

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    1. Thank you, Janice. I love stripes and have never been bothered that they're supposed to make you look wider.

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  4. Well Done Helen, your jumper looks lovely and snuggly. Pretty colours. x

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

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  5. Lovely jumper, I like mine a bit on the loose side as well, that way you can add a layer without looking like an overstuffed sausage.

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    1. Thank you, Pam. Even though I've lost so much weight I still prefer to wear my clothes baggy. And I agree about the layers. In this cold weather I'm currently wearing a long-sleeved t-shirt, a brushed cotton shirt and a thick cardigan over the top of it all...oh, and 3 pairs of socks.

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