Seven days. Seven! That’s all this baby took. Twit twoo!
It’s a bit rediculous really, I only cast on 116 stitches for the body. Its like a baby knit, just bigger. And its finished. Well, sort off. It still needs blocking and button eyes. But seven days to knit a me-sized sweater whilst also going to work, managing the family stuff and sleeping? I can’t really get my head around that!
The Specs? Of course its O W L S by Kate Davies. I made mine with Jamiesons Shetland Marl in Amethyst, on 6.5mm needles. I started out knitting the 36″ size, but quickly realised that this was going to be a bit too snug around my hips, so frogged back and started again in the next size up. Which meant I had to jiggle the shaping a little to end up with the right number of stitches for the 36″ size at the bust. I made mine a bit longer too.
Thanks Miss Funky for the finished O W L S photos!
The best bit about finishing this sweater on Saturday night? I had a stash of wonderful knitters to cheer me home! After months of planning and many many emails, we were enjoying a weekend away in Kangaroo Valley. A whole weekend of knitting, laughing, eating, more knitting, drinking wine, more knitting, more laughing… I was so busy with all the knitting and laughing and eating I hardly managed to take any photos!
Thank you lovely ladies for a fabulous weekend!