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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

K2, P2...

...and I've made a start.

I don't normally knit adult garments as I get bored but when I saw this huge box in the craft section at the Range containing everything needed to knit an "Olaf" jumper for just £4.99 - well it would have been rude not to take advantage.

So the box sat there for a couple of days.

When I finally opened it, there was all the wool needed, the pattern & instructions and needles...I say needles but they were more like bean poles - sooooooooooooooooooo long - they were discarded and I dug out my own needles which are a far more controllable length (I really can't work with needles that you have to tuck under your arms LOL).

So here is what I am knitting...
...and I have to say the instructions and pattern chart are very clear and easy to follow.

I have made a start...
...and at the moment I'm doing the 'boring' bit - I'm knitting the back of the jumper. This doesn't contain any patterning at all so should be fairly quick. I say fairly quick **rollseyes** as I'm at row 50 of 106 and am already bored so will have to do it in bite-size chunks otherwise this will end up in the UFO box. Thinking about it, the most sensible thing will be to take this to my "Knit & Natter" group each week as it is more likely to spur me on.

So folks, that is one project that I made a start on over the holidays.

My intention is to get it finished for Christmas 2017 and give it as a gift. Watch this space..................................................................

6 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful colour Toni, and yes Christmas has been and gone and will come around again too quickly.xx{aNNie}

Jane O'Sullivan said...

Good luck with your project, looking forward to seeing the finished project!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Looking forward to seeing it, lovely colour

Redanne said...

Looking forward to seeing this finished! I love Olaf! Apologies if I missed any posts, have been under the weather. Anne xx

Stef H said...

i had to stop knitting and crocheting because my fingers cramp after a few seconds of holding the needles! yet, my crafting rarely bothers them. go figure.
what a stunning color blue!!! and can ya beat that price? i would have grabbed it too - even to give as a gift!

sounds like the new year is off to a great start!

have a great week.

hugs :)

Sandra said...

Goodness that looks a difficult pattern but then I'm just about a knit and purl beginner. I look forward to seeing how you get on x