Do you remember Katia? The “Holiday knitting that didn’t make it“?
Now the swine flu is completely gone and Ben and I have both recovered (thankfully) and the house move is steaming ahead (yipee) I was so ashamed of myself for having so many WIPs on the go, I’ve whizzed though and finished Katia!
Katia was not without problems. Unfortunately, they all seemed to be me being careless! 😯 Not like me at all…
…I blame stress, swine flu, Tamiflu and anything else I use to shirk responsibility! 😉
I’ve already told you in my last Katia post how I frogged a front then realised I’d done it right first time round.
I also managed to end up with random numbers of stitches to knit together at the shoulders (I always use a three needle bind off).
I was supposed to have 4 sets of 20 stitches – I had 20, 19, 20 and 21! Of course, I didn’t notice this until I’d tried to graft 21 stitches to 19 stitches and wondered why I had 2 left over at the end. Have you ever tried to unpick a three needle bind off, – back onto 2 needles? Swearing was involved 🙁
Another part of Katia that isn’t quite right is the back of the neck…
It’s one of those patterns where, when you’ve finished the front you knit an extra long strip to sew around the back of the neck. I can never get that neat and some how, rushing to get her finished , managed to get an ugly join that’s not central – I’m not sure if it would be any less ugly if it was in the middle but at least it would have symmetry! Maybe my hair should get a bit longer???….
After all these issues you could be forgiven for thinking I’m not happy with Katia.
It fact, I’ve worn her all day today and I’m really please with her! She’s easy to wear and looks great with the linen trousers I made her to go with. I think Katia will prove to be a versitile favourite.
Enough chat – more pictures!
Here’s the single button that fastens her – one I had in my button box – not sure where it came from!
I should also tell you that I had some problems getting a shot of Katia…
…Somebody thought it was called CATia and had a diva, hissy fit, complained her brother gets more internet exposure and insisted on being in the photos…
That was not a face to argue with so we let Mewsley have her close up, then she was happy…
Finally, we got a shot of me in the finished Katia!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||from Rowan’s Lenpur Collection|
|Pattern Problems:||None that were not due to me being careless!|
|Washing and Wearing:||Beautiful to wear – has gained compliments from strangers already!|
|Knit It Again???:||Possibly|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Holiday knitting that didn’t make it|