I’m trying so so hard in 2015 not to start new craft projects without finishing off ones that are already in progress. I have to admit to being one of those crafters who starts lots of things with great enthusiasm, but struggles to actually finish them. Hopefully this year will be different and I’m trying to start as I mean to go on.
This blog provides a great record of projects that I’ve started over the years, but it can also be a bit scary when I then look back and realise just how long they have been going on for!
LMC rocks the hoodie look!
Back in March 2012 my world looked very different. I was about three months pregnant with Master C and had just finished the first part of this particular project – the Top-down Baby and Child’s Cable Yoke Jacket designed by the wonderful Cotton & Cloud. As recommended I’m knitted it in Jamieson’s Shetland Heather in shade 517 Mantilla. Little Miss C wasn’t even 2 at the time, but realising that I wasn’t always that fast at knitting I went for the age 4-5 size to be on the safe side. I even finished my blog post at the time with the words:
The plan is that it should be finished by next winter so LMC can wear it to keep warm them. Surely that should leave enough time, even for me!
Oh how funny!
But, the good news is that nearly three years later I am finished and I’m rather pleased with the end result. Even LMC likes it and has declared it as her “Little Red Riding Hood cardigan”.
In this pattern you knitted cable yoke first and then pick up stitches on one edge of it to knit up and form the hood, and then pick up stitches along the opposite edge to knit the body of the cardigan. A ribbed edge is then added that goes all around the edges and bottom of the cardigan as well as round the hood. Finally the sleeves are added with a ribbed cuff.
I’m delighted with the finished result, and more determined than ever that more of my projects need to reach completion this year!