...Cleaver that is... and I'm okay with that! With all of her glorious motherly ways.
I want to be the mom who bakes, sews and knits.
The only issue is... I don't really do any of those things well, so here's me sharing with you all my 101's.
Laugh with me or at me, I don't care. I just hope I can evolve during this process!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Snug As A Bug

In all of my knitting so far... yes ALL of my 4? projects... I knit something for me!
A new online friend of mine posted it on her blog in her Funky Freebie section. And I had to have it! I even had to have it in ivory as modeled.

I popped over to the local shop here Romni Wools and hit their basement. Its got loads of treasures on sale. I have to say, as a rookie, I probably didn't buy the best wool as it has alpaca hair in it which makes it a bit scratchy but maybe a soak in wool wash will soften it? I'm too scared to though. And as it sits on top of clothes and not directly on my skin really, I should be okay.

It didn't take too long to finish. I knit this back over Thanksgiving and finished it in time for our family photo shoot! But what absolutely confuses me is that it took just a little more than half the yardage the pattern called for. So one of two things happened... I have a much looser gauge than I should have... OR I did my math wrong, but I really don't think that's it. Either way, who cares, really? It turned out perfect for me! I am a petite person so luckily that worked out too!

I won't show you the holes... there's only a couple anyway.

This was my first time seaming something together and it took a while to find the right stitch to use and a few starts but once I had it, I rocked it. Just look for yourself!

So a little loose on the gauge and a bit snug on the shoulders but it fits! Yay!
Photo by Tied Photography & Video


  1. Oh it's gorgeous !! - I love it on you !! - YaY you !! :D
    my eyes are closed-> what holes? .)

  2. Beautiful... well done you and it looks fabulous on!
    Visiting via funkyknitwit up there.
    Love your BBBB as well.

    See you soon ;)

  3. Wow this looks great, I wish i could knit!

    You have a lovely blog :)

    Stacie xo
    My Blog :: Curious Damsel


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