Mint Green Jumper and some Tardis’

by Sophie

Hi guys,

So when I finished knitting all of my Christmas presents I embarked on a wonderful journey of actually knitting something for myself again. I bought a book in Easons in Dublin called “Learn to Knit, Love to Knit” and it’s brilliant. It has lots of really nice patterns in it and I’ll be making as many of them as I can. Some are quite difficult but it teaches you how to do everything step by step so you will eventually have the skills to do even the most complicated patterns.

The sweater I picked was the simple sweater pattern they have in the book. The pattern is really easy and the only tricky bit is the decreases on the sleeves as you shape them. I would highly recommend this pattern for anyone who’s done a few small knitting projects before and would like to try their first jumper.

So this is how the sweater turned out.

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Sorry for the HORRIFIC mirror picture but I got my boyfriend to try and take a better photo of it and it just didn’t want to come out right.

What I really like about this sweater is that the colour came out amazing. I used Debbie Bliss Aran Cashmerino for the wool and I think it came out lovely. The sweater is very soft and it hasn’t started to ball yet.

The only problem I had with this jumper was that it ended up being much larger then it was supposed to be. This was even after I made a size 10 instead of a size 12 to compensate for how loose I knit. I don’t think this would be a big problem for anyone else but I am a very, very loose knitter so this was a problem for me.

I also tried my hand at sewing properly for the first time a month or so ago. The first thing I made was a pillow cover. It was pretty simple but I really liked how it came out.

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After I made the pillow case I decided that I would make a tablet cover for my boyfriend. He loves doctor who so I got fabric from etsy with Tardis’ on it! =D I got a soft material for the inside and the I put quilt batting in between the two so it it would protect the tablet better.

I’m really happy with how it came out and my SO really liked it as well.

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I’ve done some more sewing since but I’ll show you that some other day!

Lots of love,

Sophie

xx

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