Wednesday, 12 November 2014

My very first blog...

Hi there, this is going to be my very first blog. It took me a long time to decide to give blogging a shot. I'm not exactly the type of person who would write down my thoughts nor the events happening around me. Usually, I will just register everything in my memory. My brother was the first to suggest blogging about my knitting and crochet works, so here I am, finally beginning with my first step. Well, we'll see how far I can go.

I'll just begin with my most recent knit project. A 'Sir Lancelot' jumper from Garnstudio for my husband. This is the link to the pattern design:

Front, back done…and continuing with the sleeves.

Before Assembly

Close-up view of the pattern design

And proudly presenting the finished product that is completed today…

The completed Sir Lancelot jumper

Funny how the color of the jumper can look so different in every photo. I have not edited my photo at all. It's just the lighting.

Tadah…my husband wearing the jumper.

I used 15 balls (plus 1 extra ball, probably 'cos of his long arms) of DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio according to their material-recommendations. But I picked the color LIGHT DENIM BLUE instead. This color should go well with any color? :)

A small review of DROPS KARISMA: This yarn contains 100% wool. It feels soft and comfortable on the skin. If you're looking for the kind of yarn that makes knitting easy with any needle, DROPS KARISMA would be the one for you.

I think I started on this project since mid September, while I was visiting my family in Singapore. After I came back on 10th October, I have been knitting vigorously every night after my daughter goes to bed. That's the only moment when I have time for myself. ;(  

Ideally, I should be able to finish this jumper few days ago. When I asked my husband to try it on, initially he thought that the sleeves were still a little short for him. Yes, I mentioned 'still' as I have  extended 3 cm longer than indicated. So, I had to remove the cast-off stitches for both arms and knit a few extra rows. Later, he felt that the armholes were a bit snug, and the collar was a bit high and 'fitting'. This time, I had to remove the stitches from the armhole and sleeve seams AND the cast-off stitches for the sleeves and the neck AND a few rows from the neck. Finally, I knitted the cast-off stitches very loosely and sewed all the seams back. I have knitted quite a few sweaters before. Even though I can have his body measurements, I still find it hard to make good judgements. 

I think I slept a maximum of 5 hours for the few nights. Looking at the positive side, I have learnt to take note of these areas for my next sweater project. It's also a good training for my patience. Everything is possible as long as I persevere. You learn from the simplest things in life like this.