Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Finished at last. This jumper has been almost two years in the making. It was originally going to be a fitted v-neck jumper and although I tried it on many times while knitting, it wasn't until I had completely finished it that I decided that I really didn't like it. It stayed bundled away out of sight until last September when I unpicked the whole lot and started again.
This time I like it, a very long tunic jumper. It is slightly fitted at the waist and I like the shape, the neckline and the cable and pattern that I chose for both front and back. It would be just how I imagined it if I hadn't run out of wool. Knitting from the top down I continued until the wool run out but when I tried it on it wasn't as long as I wanted. No hope of getting more of the same wool so I rummaged through my left over wools and chose this autumnal variegated wool. The length is now just how I want it and I am beginning to get used to the coloured stripe around the hem.
Although I am fed up with winter and longing for some milder weather, I wouldn't mind a few cold days so I get a chance to wear this before putting it away for next winter.