Forgive me readers for I have sinned. It has been two weeks since my blog post…
I’m kinda convinced life is out to get me – just when I thought the dental trauma was sorted, I caught a heavy cold and have been knocked for six. All I’ve done is sleep, and drag myself into work for the essential bits. I am no hero when I have a cold – I really should be a man I’m such a wimp!
“Stop whining and tell us knitting news – everybody has a cold right now!”, Yell my readers.
OK. OK. I’ll do my best to make up for my delinquent blogging…
Emily – life was having a go at me via Emily too, you remember? Or maybe I was just being careless and making silly mistakes??? 🙄
Well, I pressed on with dogged determination and what do you know? Things are looking up!
Emily is finished. 🙂
It took me quite a while to get the neck right. The edging is sewn on rather than knitted on.
I found that laying it out on the dining room table was the only way to get the thing pinned and sewn neatly.
Ben wandered by when I was mid “sew up” and asked, “have you knitted a loo seat?”
I had to see the funny side – and his point!! (the pins might smart a little!)
One thing that niggles me about the neck is that however I tried to sew it it does stick out a little . No one would notice except me I guess.
Once the neck was done it was quite simple to sew the rest of the seams, with Mewsley’s expert supervision…
I think if I made Emily again I would make her a little longer too. I find myself tugging her down under my belt. That’s another thing – in the Kim Hargreave pictures it’s shown with a belt – I think Emily cries out for a belt (I’m so easily influenced by the publicity photos aren’t I ?)
So here it is the finished Emily!!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||by Kim Hargreaves from the Heartfelt Collection|
|Yarn:||Rowan Kid Classic|
|Pattern Problems:||None except me being a total numpty and making silly errors.|
|Washing and Wearing:||great to wear – seems to scream for a belt!|
|Knit It Again???:||possibly|
|Difficulty:||medium – needs some finishing skill though for the neck|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||And Emily looked so easy?|