I really think I must be the slowest knitter in the world, I have finally finished the jumper I was supposed to finish for the Ravellenic Games. Apparently slow and steady wins the race...i am not so sure about that, but at least I finished. Perhaps I should have joined the Apathetic Team that didn't care if they finished or not, might have been more realistic!
Question - do you call it a jumper or a sweater? Seems to depend which part of the world you come from. I neither jump nor sweat in this so I am not sure. Shall we go with 'top'?
The pattern is the Such a Debonair Little Jumper from A Stitch In Time Vol 1: (ha, jumper again)
The only amendment I made to the pattern was to add another pattern repeat to give it a bit more length. I also omitted the ribbons but I guess I could put different ribbons on depending on what I am wearing.
I love the books by Susan Crawford and have several knits planned from each of the books. I really wish I could knit faster as my queue in Ravelry is growing much faster than I can knit. Methinks I would be more productive if I spent more time knitting and less time browsing. BTW you can find me on Ravelry here.
This actually was quite easy and fast to knit up, it's just that I don't seem to make time to do it. The worst part for me was all that ribbing at the bottom and the top - I am not a fan of ribbing and did wonder why I chose this pattern, but anyway job done now!
My other question is...why did I choose this colour? It goes with nothing in my wardrobe except black or white. Did it seem a different colour online? Did I think it was pink? Was it the best they had to offer at the time? I have no idea, which now means I need to do some sewing so I have some skirts to go with it.
Do you ever start knitting something and get half way through and then start questioning your choice of colour or style? I did that with this
jumper top, perhaps that is why it took me so long to finish. Although the fact that I have two other cardigans on the go probably didn't help.
End result - I am very happy with this top, I like the colour and once I have made some more skirts I know it will get a lot of wear!
So...is it a jumper or sweater?