Monday, July 1, 2013
I Love Winter!
Okay, you might think I am crazy by that post title but I really do love winter! It's my favourite time of year. Curling up on the couch with some knitting and a cup of tea. What could be more perfect!
My latest knitting efforts were cast off last week. Thankfully the rain cleared for a couple of days so I was able to block and photography my new jumper dress. I am pretty stoked with how this turned out. I used the I <3 Me pattern by Pickles. It was a fairly simple knit for the most part. It's a basic jumper dress with hardly any shaping. The hardest part is when you get to the colourwork.
This was my first time doing any sort of colourwork. This think this is the main reason the project took me so long. I was going gang busters until I hit the colourwork. From that point progress slowed right down. I found that this series from By Gum By Golly was a real help being a first time colourworker. I even have plans to do a few more colourwork projects now. If you haven't tried it before give it a go. It wasn't anywhere near as hard as I was expecting!