This is the knitting pattern [Sirdar Escape # 127] that my friend Carole lent me some months ago. I bought some King Cole ‘Riot’ yarn from the lovely Knitwits woolshop on Dereham in August, whilst we were on holiday at Cornerstones, and by the end of August, I had knitted the fronts, back and sleeves- and just had the button band to go.
That took ages – 460 stitches to pick up- and 22 rows of k2p2 rib. But now it is finished.
I found a really pretty button in my tin. Somehow when there is only one button on a garment, I feel t ought to be an interesting one!
Bob kindly took a picture of me in the new cardi. The yarn is wonderfully soft, and I think the colours will go well with my existing wardrobe.
Not sure about my next knitting project- Steph has mentioned something knitted for her birthday, and Bob has suggested I make a him jumper to fit his new slim frame. But that will take forever – he may be slimmer, but he is still tall,with long arms! But I suspect my next project may be tiny bootees for my friend’s first grandchild, expected shortly!