I think the main thing stopping me is that I seem to always have some knitting on the go! Considering that a year ago I didn't knit at all, I actually can't imagine not having some knitting on the go now.
Anyway, before Christmas I started my very first "big" thing - a knitted tank-cardigan from Let's Knit magazine. I was a bit daunted, but bought myself some budget wool from Leeds market, and off I went.
|The completed back! Very proud moment!|
When November hit, I stopped to make way for Christmas making, and picked it up again in January to finish the fronts and sew the whole thing together.
As this was my very first big project, I learned a few new skills in the process of making my cardigan including:
- making a tension square
- fairisle - OK, so it was only a polka dot, but it counts right?
- blanket stitch
- joining shoulder seams.
All in all I am very pleased with the results, but I've not yet managed to wear it for more than the modelling shots Andy took for me! I blame our temperamental English weather for either being too cold or too hot!
|Me in my finished creation. Proud!|