I have been meaning to post about the finished jumper for ages, but W wouldn’t stop wearing it so that i could block it, and then *I* wouldn’t stop wearing it so that i could block it (it is COLD here at the moment!)
And so it’s only in the last week that we went out for a walk in enough daylight to pretend we were shooting for Rowan. or something.
EZ Hybrid Jumper by Elizabeth Zimmermann (From Knitting Without Tears)
My Ravelry Post: here
Yarn: Garthenor organic jacob wool, black aran (Garthenor are great – all their yarn is organic, incredibly well priced, and the yarn arrived amazingly quickly. Plus I met lovely people who run it, at the London Stitch n Bitch, and… well, they are lovely. Buy some of their yarn! I definitely will again. 🙂
Notes: This jumper took 9 days to complete. It is the first jumper I have knit for W, and amazingly it’s exactly what he wanted. He wears it all the time, (and so do I, because – freakily – it also looks great on me. In fact I’m planning on knitting a dk version in a totally different yarn, for me, later on this year.)
Basically I’m very proud of it, a very happy with it. I might even knit another one in a different colour, even.
It is incredibly satisfying, watching the back stitches get gobbled up by the yoke. Incredibly satisfying.
You can tell that a) this jumper has yet to be blocked, and b) it has been worn ALOT given that is it starting to pill just a little bit on the front. This doesn’t worry me at all.
W looks like he’s in the middle of the countryside, doesn’t he? Yet he’s about 5 minutes from the center of town. Ah the joys of being surrounded by rivers and floodplain. (Proper joy – not sarcastic joy. It’s lovely, really. Especially when you don’t live on a bit that can flood. Which we don’t.)