That title is too good for a blog post!
It should be an action movie, maybe an archaeology professor fighting Nazi baddies and hunting for the lost knitted treasures of Hildegard? The sequel could be “Raiders of the Lost Stash Box”??
But I digress. Back to reality – which isn’t quite as exciting. I have finally been able to pick up my Silk Hildegard again. That’s the old favourite that I’m reknitting that I told you about in Goodbye Old Favourite, Hello New Version and Knit for Victory.
The return to Hildegard has reminded me of yet another reason I don’t like having multiple WIPs (Works in Progress). I have kinda lost the initial enthusiasm for Hildegard. I love the pattern, it’s knitting up a treat, the yarn is yummy and I really want the finished garment. Now though, after leaving it for a while, it just feels like a chore to get through before I can get onto a new thing.
There’s only one sleeve left to do and I’m 2/3 of the way up it so not much of a slog, I know. I’ve remembered the pattern OK but I can’t quite remember how I worked all the increases into the pattern for the first sleeve. I think I’ve got them the same and, lets be pragmatic here, who the heck is going to be comparing my sleeve decreases? But it still niggles at me. Hmmmm…I never thought I’d be a closet perfectionist! 😯
The good news is the yarn quantities I’ve used. I’ve just started my 10th ball of the Jaeger Pure Silk so I might be able to get Hildegard out of 10 balls, 11 at most – that leaves me with another 9 to play with! (Did I confess I had grabbed two bags of pure silk in the January sales?)
So, as I don’t like blogging without showing you pictures too – want to see the knitted bits so far?
After all these years of knitting – I am still always surprised at just how long sleeves are! I think that picture really shows it – before you ask they are supposed to be that long – I’m not a chimp!!
Hmmm….finish the sleeve, sew up, do the neck – Go Shopping for buttons! That should spur me on 😀