Last week I made the rather bold statement that I will aim to get my paperdolls jumper finished by 18th September, meaning it will of taken a year to complete. I have continued working on it and today I have actually managed to reach the first round after the paperdolls:
This means I now have another couple of rows, the flower and then the short rows before working on that alternate ribbing…it is getting there but can I finish the rest in two weeks?
I have my second swimming lesson tonight, wondering if I can get my face wet without panicking today.
The other day I started knitting up the Paper Dolls jumper after I re-found the wool for this jumper whilst decorating the office. I have continued to work on it and managed to finish the ribbing at the bottom and start the decreases for the waist.
This is how it is currently looking:
and a close up:
I am so ridiculously pleased with my alternate rib which I have never done before. Working on this project has reminded me why I love knitting on the round, it is so easy to pick up and put down (as long as I am disciplined in marking off when I pass my marker) so any spare minute I have I can do a bit of work on the project. This jumper has seven decrease rounds worked in until the waist I currently have done two so five more to go.
On Monday was the club meet up, it is run by the family that run Little Sew n’ Sews in Epping. I have been using it to work on a jumper that I started a little while ago, as previously mentioned this is a design by Kate Davies and I got the design from Ravelry. This is the progress of the jumper so far, it is knitted on the round on circular needles.
I have done the very last increase and now have to knit to just before the armpits.
Whilst there we were set a challenge, we were each given a vintage pattern with the task of updating it. This is the pattern that I took:
I will have to get my thinking cap on how I want to update it…I’ll keep you posted.