Knitting my sister some quick and fun hats has kicked my knitting mojo back to life.
It also helped that I had to be in the West Country this week for work so was able to make a flying visit to Carol on the way home – she loves the hats and takes half and hour to choose which one to wear before leaving the house 🙂
Time to decide on whether to have that Big Wool Bonfire that I talked about in “Bloody Big Wool“…
I decided that I’m going to take option 3 – knit a size larger but on the original needles.
- If it fits, terrific!
- If it’s too big, my sister is eagerly poised to re home Ronnie for me (actually, I suspect she’s crossing a few limbs that it IS too big!)
- Too small? As I don’t know anyone smaller than me, we’re back to the Big Wool Bonfire.
The only saving grace about this project is that it is very quick. In just over a week I’ve done the back, front and one sleeve.
I’d like to say that Thug helped but I suspect he has been busy with his own sideline, marketing himself at a rather nice clothing store. It’s amazing what you can have beautifully wrapped, boxed and delivered…
I am a little worried that the front (identical to the back) looks very like an apron!
The armholes are pretty much on my waist still.
I keep repeating the mantra, “It’s a sloppy joe – it’s supposed to be big. Raglan sleeves always look weird until it’s sewn up…”
The sleeve looks better…
…I’m impressed with the chunky cable cuff, knitted sideways. the edge of the strip is then picked up and the sleeve is knitted as normal.
I’m away in sunny Bristol for a few days again this week so I hope to have some quality time with my knitting in my hotel room to be able to finish Ronnie off.
I’ll let you know if it fits!