Dull, Functional but Oh so Useful.

My blogging and knitting have been curtailed for the last couple of weeks – I seem to have hurt my hand somehow. In the syle of the old Tommy Copper joke that went,

Patient : “Doctor, Doctor, it hurts when I do that….” (Waves arm)

Doctor: ” Well, don’t do that then!”

I decided to rest it. So not much knitting or blogging for me! It is now much improved and I am pleased to report I have a new garment.

Dinny is done.

Here she is, with me looking a little silly, staring into the middle distance on my balcony, nestled in the flowers…

I can’t say I’m thrilled with Dinny but I think she’s a garment that will prove to be wearable, versatile and useful. As Ben put it when I proudly modelled it for him,

“It’s not exactly summer wear is it?”

Dinny is very sensible and functional but rather dull and uninspiring. No one is going to stop me in the street and say, “Wow, love your jumper” then go wide eyed with awe that I made it.

I guess that says something about me doesn’t it – I have a need to impress! 🙂 (Try to anyhow…)

I do generally avoid knitting standard, plain garments I could “go buy in Marks and Spencers”. Just doesn’t seem worth the effort.

I love the neck on Dinny and she was a very quick and easy make. It’s a little shorter than I’m used to, with the rib falling at my natural waist but not so short as to be a problem. There is shaping in the sides which, as I’ve have come to expect from Kim Hargreaves, fits perfectly and saves Dinny from being another shapeless, “straight up from the rib to the armholes” sack!

I guess I’ve just got used to having some kind of “Wow!” factor when I make a garment??


Completed Knit Report
Name: Dinny
Pattern: From the Kid Soft Collection by Kim Hargreaves
Yarn: Rowan Kid Soft
Pattern Problems: None – even the yarn amounts were spot on!!
Pattern Modifications: Short rowed shoulders…
Washing and Wearing: Very warm but light, even my white t-shirt didn’t show through!!
Knit It Again???: Possibly, in a different colour
Difficulty: Easy
Rating: 4/5
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5 Responses

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  1. Arianwen
    Arianwen June 16, 2008 at 2:52 pm |

    It may not be awe inspiring but it looks very cosy and I bet you wear it lots just because you can just sling it on.

  2. Yvonne Kolesar
    Yvonne Kolesar June 16, 2008 at 9:57 pm |

    Hi Susan – I think it looks great, fits well, not really summer, as Ben so sweetly mentioned – but then Summer may never appear anyway. It certainly has been a quick knit and will, I’m sure, go in to the ‘useful standby’ section of the wardrobe. What next………….?

  3. Anita
    Anita June 18, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    I love it – looks fantastic!

  4. Sharon
    Sharon June 18, 2008 at 5:57 pm |

    I really, really like it, both the pattern itself and the way it fits you so well – anyone would think it was made for you!! (Sorry, very bad joke). As Yvonne asks, ‘what next?’

  5. Glyn
    Glyn June 22, 2008 at 9:12 pm |

    I like it too! It fits beautifully, and looks loads better than the picture on the pattern booklet.

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