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.
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|
|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|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Descent into Fuzzy Blackness|