Day 3 of 7 day order

Yesterday I managed to complete the front of the jumper.

I was so happy to have completed the back and front in a few days.  I even managed to knit part of a sleeve.

I’ve had to take a lot more breaks today, but will update you with my progress tomorrow.

I’m off to Black Sheep Wools in Warrington tomorrow, so I might even share pics of what I buy.  I’m being quite organised for once and am taking a list.  I’m not guaranteeing I’ll stick to it, but I’ll try.


Day 2 of 7 Day Order

Last night I managed to complete the back or my knitting order.

I also managed to start on the front, and got quite far into the cables section.

Tomorrow I’ll update you again.  Wish me luck, as my right wrist is starting to hurt quite a bit (I had quite a bad golfing injury in my wrist a few years ago), due to this I think I’ll have to cut back on knitting so much in the next 24 hours.  The last thing I want to do is to irreparably damage my wrist

I’m off to look up wrist exercises to try and ease the pain. 


A Knitting Order (in a week)

Late Thursday afternoon I was asked to knit a jumper for a 3 year old who needed a jumper in a 4 year old size.  This wouldn’t normally be a problem, but they needed it for next Saturday.

I immediately went on Ravelry to find a pattern.  My choice would have been a straightforward stockinette jumper, but I couldn’t find one suitable.  In the end I found a half cabled, half fisherman so rib one.

There was nowhere local to buy the wool, so I went to the next best place, Black Sheep Wools.  Something was going to go my way, as the yarn was to be Aran weight.  I immediately ordered the wool and crossed my fingers that it would arrive swiftly.

Yesterday, the yarn arrived.  A huge 400g ball of scrumptious Aran weight yarn

As the yarn didn’t arrive until late afternoon, (as does all my post), I didn’t get to cast on until last night.

The pattern (luckily) was very intuitive, so I got quite far by bedtime last night.  I had wanted to get as far as the armholes, but by 1:15am I was worn out and my concentration was disappearing fast, so I called it a night.

That’s all for now.  I’ll update you tomorrow with how much I’ve managed to get done tonight.