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Paperdolls – working toward my deadline

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.

Knitting Paper Dolls – Finishing the Ribbing

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.

The Challenge

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.