13 March 2013

Miss Jane Cardigan

I did it! I made something!

 
And not only did I make something, I made something that fits!

 
I’m soooo super proud of myself as you can imagine

 
This time last year I wasn’t interested one bit in knitting, but a workmate of mine was on Ravelry and I started to properly look at the beautiful things she had made for her children

 
I started to be really jealous so I got my Mum to teach me how to knit (again)

 
I sort of knew what to do from when I was about eight and Mum taught me the basic knit stich

 
Back on viewing Ravelry, I realised all the things she made that I loved the most were designed by Tikki

 
Going off topic here for a moment, I need to let you know that I organise our office Secret Santa, I had heard from staff that the previous person in my role always asked someone to be their ‘not-so-secret’ Santa because if someone pulled out my name, I was sure to get groans of disappointment in the fact that I would know who they were

 
Straight away I thought of my knitting co-worker and I asked her if she wouldn’t mind

 
I of course, knew exactly what to get her because she had been talking about wanting to make it for her little girl

 
She surprised me last Christmas by buying me the Miss Jane cardigan pattern

 
At a first glance, the pattern looked hard
 
 
Really hard

 
But as a wise knitter told me, only read one row at a time and I’ll have no trouble at all

 
So I did, and boy was it easy peasy!

 
Somewhere along the way I had to rip out about 15-20 rows *cry*

 
And drop a stitch on purpose to fix a problem I found a few too many rows down
 
 
I learnt the hard way not to play yardage chicken with my rows, and in doing so also learnt how to start a new ball of yarn part way through a row
 
 
And hide the dangling yarn from the cat who likes to chew on my needles
Oh no wait... that's every time!

 
It’s been a great experience making this and one that I thoroughly enjoyed

 


 
 
What do you think? (of the cardi, not my Husbands photography skills)

6 comments:

  1. This came out great!!! It fits you beautifully and the color is gorgeous!! I am stopping by from the Knitting group on FB. I just recently had to rip out the whole back of the sweater I am working on my husband. I started knitting last summer and love it.
    Good luck and be very proud of yourself.

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  2. Wow - awesome! Super impressed!

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  3. Well done you it looks great! That looks like a LOT of work (I'm sure I wouldn't have the patience to keep it up to actually get it finished!)

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    1. Thanks! Its way easier than it looks :-)
      The stockinette stitch was a bit tedious near the end and I started to think of starting something new before finishing!

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