I've been knitting and knitting and knitting and now Miette has started to look like an actual thing! My Selfish Sweater KAL 2016 project is still on the needles, of course, but the sleeve bits are waiting patiently on their waste yarn, the bust shaping is done and the stitch markers are off. It's brilliant that I can try it on as I work as well, though Mr P is none too impressed with the related trying-on capering, which obviously involves much silly whooping and excitement. Well, it is my first garment after all.
I did have a hiccup earlier on in the pattern when my stitch count mysteriously went a bit squiggly, but the incomparable Faye did some sums and got me back on the straight and narrow.
The achievability and simplicity of the project are what I've really been enjoying, as well as how quickly it's been growing. If I'd known garments could be this straightforward, I'd have knitted one long before now! So far the yarn has been behaving, too - smooth and not splitty at all. I've just started on the fourth ball.
I must confess I am a bit apprehensive about the neckband and buttonbands that are to follow. I've only ever done these once and that was on a baby cardi. But this is how we learn, right? Gotta get stuck in there and give it a go. Having said that, please do share any neckband/buttonband wisdom!
What are you working on at the mo?
Doing any special makes for yourself now we're into the new year?
|Also, I LOVE these socks. For real.|