After what feels like weeks of rain, it was so lovely to see the sun today!
We’re meant to have fine weather for a few days, and it will be wonderful to hang the washing on the line for a change, and warm my back in the sun.
I thought I’d pop in this evening with a quick update on Olga:
This is one of the sleeves. I’m knitting it using two circular needles, as I find large DPNs annoying to use. At the current stitch width, it’s still a bit clumsy to use only one pair of circulars, so this does the trick in place of DPNs. My only grouch is that the plastic pair you see in the picture drag and grip the yarn something crazy, and this is slowing me down. I suspect I’m going to end up taking the tips of my metal 10mms off the body part of this project to use instead.
The body is finished, and now I need to knit the sleeves before joining them to the body for the yoke part of the knitting.
The other night, I took the body off the needles and tried it on for fit (just because I’m paranoid like that) and was most relieved to find that it fits me very nicely width-wise. This is one of the benefits of knitting a garment in the round – you can try as you go!
I am glad I tried it on though because I found that the length I was supposed to stop at came to somewhere around the top of my jeans (so why does it look longer in the pattern picture!?) I find this an awkward length for me – there’s not enough coverage to stop nasty breezes from chilling my kidneys, and then I get grumpy because I’m so uncomfortable. That length of top is also very unflattering for someone who no longer possesses a pancake flat tummy! I put the project back on the needles and knitted another 4″ to get a more suitable length.
I can’t wait to wear it! The softly single spun merino yarn is light, and warm, and oh so cuddly soft!