I knew this jumper would take a long time to knit 1) it had to be done whilst my husband was away as it's a surprise birthday present 2) it's the first large project I have knitted in over twenty years, yes you read that right, 20 years!!! What was I thinking?
Anyway, it's done, I'm relieved and in actual fact I really enjoyed it, well not towards the end as it became a chore to make sure it was completed in secret and on time! I managed with 10 days to spare, not bad eh? Let's forget I began at the end of January and it has taken me weeks and weeks of intermittent knitting. It seemed as soon as I began this project my husband decided to not be away on business as much, do you think he knew and was trying to thwart me?!!? Only just thought of that...
Would you like to see? Just don't look too closely as my tension is all over the place, I wouldn't win any prizes and thank goodness for blocking, because doesn't that hide a multitude of sins...
|Love knitting on dpn|
|Checking for size as I couldn't try it out on John|
|Frogging for me is part of the course, sigh|
|Starting the coloured work|
|Stitch markers make life so much easier|
|Hoping the blocking can sort out the tension|
|My daughter trying it on for size for me|
|Phew, blocking helped the tension|
|My first knitted jumper in over 20 years|
|Ready for wrapping|
♥ Let's hope he likes it ♥
Just realised it's closer to 30 years since I knitted a jumper
or anything so large, *gulp* where did those years fly to?