Friday, 14 March 2014

Goals in progress...

One of my goals for the year was to knit a jumper since I had both the yarn and pattern for several jumpers. Since I'm in the process of changing my figure, I decided to go for the least fitted one first.

This is a hooded tunic in Sirdar Denim Ultra from one of their pattern leaflets. I’m more than halfway up the front (I’ve finished the back), and it’s a very quick, straightforward knit. I’m loving the yarn as well, it’s so soft and warm. I can’t wait to finish it, which given how quickly it’s knitting up shouldn’t be too long now.

I’ve just jinxed myself, haven’t I? Oops.

One of my other goals was knit a pair of socks, but since I got in a bit of a fankle trying the magic loop method, I thought I'd be best using DPN's. So far I’ve only really finished off a few hats using DPN’s so I thought I would attempt something a little bigger before moving on to socks.

This is a smaller version of the Hurricane Hat by Andrea Guldinswirl for a friends young granddaughter.

I’m ridiculously pleased with how it is turning out so far – no laddering and no lost stitches! I’m really enjoying the pattern as well. It’s easy to memorise and knit, plus it looks lovely.

The only drawback is that is taking me longer to knit, and I can only knit for short bursts as my hands are still adapting. It’s always a similar learning curve when learning something new so I’m not too worried, even if I am getting a little frustrated at times, and already my speed and stamina are increasing. I do have to say though that all the knitting I have done over the last year has clearly had an effect as the learning curve is a lot shorter than it has been before. Proof knitting is medicinal in more ways the one!


  1. Your pieces are beautiful, so I can't wait to see what you come up with!