Finished!

The swiggle sweater is finally finished – sleeves, collar, seams and all!

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Better pictures and a pattern to follow.

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Jumper DNA

In my desperate attempt to find good things about having to undo a portion of the swiggle sweater, here is some beauty found in the two wiggly strands of yarn code that appeared as I pulled (and pulled). Does this make me an exonuclease..?dna

Two stitches forward, one stitch back

After three (three?!) false starts, the swiggle sweater is well underway! Here’s the finished back, and my start on the front.

Sometimes I love the back of a piece of knitting as much as the front, and it’s definitely true with this pattern. I would love to find a way of sewing it together so that I can wear it either way, but of course the stranded side would snag on every door handle and hook in my path.

The beautiful lobster print tablecloth was a Christmas present from my ridiculously generous and talented sister. Needless to say, it’s already reached family heirloom status.

Train journey

At the weekend Sayed and I went to visit friends in Exeter. We had a great time there, visiting the beach, playing and singing with their sweet little boy. But, I have to say, one of my favourite bits was our productive three-hour train journey there, me knitting, Sayed drawing. Here are a few photos.

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1. New fairisle glove project. 2. & 3. Knitting. 4. One messy train table. 5. One talented illustrator (and photographer). 6. Sporting his new jumper. 7. Beautiful light on a fresh drawing.

It’s finished!

I’m so glad to finally finish this jumper.

With it I’ll be rid of a few knitting demons which had accumulated as I struggled to remember what size needles I’d done the first sleeve on, find my cable needle and maintain any level of motivation over the past *ahem* two years.

In the future I’ll try to take some photos of the process of making projects.