It took me longer than anticipated to finish DH's cardigan, mainly because I didn't work on it for almost a week. DH was on half term last week and we spent a lot of time out of the house walking. We notched up over 66,000 steps, nearly 28 miles according to the FitBit app on my phone. But this week, with DH back at work, I've been on a mission to get it done and here is the man himself modelling it.
I used a little more than 7 balls of yarn at 99p a ball, so the cost of the yarn was about £7.50, but then I needed 6 large buttons and finding the right size and colour meant I spent another £4.50 at my local wool shop. £12 still isn't a bad price for a lovely, thick man's cardi. DH is really pleased with it, and once the weather gets a bit warmer he'll be able to wear it out instead of a jacket.
I can't say I particularly enjoyed knitting with such thick yarn and large needles; I found it unwieldy and it made my wrists ache and so I could only knit for short periods of time, but at least it grew quickly. I finished one front and a sleeve in a single day, knitting a little on and off throughout the day. Sewing up was a bit of a challenge too with the thickness of the yarn. I'm still intending to make a couple of cardis or a cardi and jumper for myself with the two other colours of yarn I bought. With a jumper I won't even need to add the cost of buttons.
My new washing machine has been working just fine and seems to be getting things cleaner than the old one, so it was probably not washing properly for some time before it finally gave up the ghost. I love the 28 minute everyday quick wash, and have even used the 14 minute wash one evening to refresh DS1's work clothes. I haven't needed to use the dryer functions yet. As I always do, I paid the monthly credit card bill in full today, so the machine didn't cost any extra in interest and I earned a little bit of cashback by purchasing from Curry's through Quidco.
Not much more to tell. We've been for a walk again today, another 10,000
plus steps, it's been dry but there was a bitter wind along the
Here's hoping you're having a great weekend.
Love Helen x