No, I haven’t been overdoing on the Christmas spirit and I know it’s a day late! WIP Thursday just sounds a bit, well, rubbish. I’ve been very busy being the proud mother of Joseph in the school nativity and ferrying him to and from school in the evenings (walking, my Garmin is beginning to wonder if it has a new owner!)
Anyway, craft time has been sadly limited. All I have managed is another jumper, this time for Duck. The base is still on my needles, but the rest is done. It was a real learning curve as the gauge was completely different because it was a different brand of yarn. I ended up going from a 4mm to a 5mm set of needles. I’m not sure it was the right decision as it is perhaps a little more loosely knit than I’d like. Maybe I should have rewritten the pattern with a new gauge swatch? It doesn’t look awful but it’s given me food for thought about pattern writing and the knitting process.
The fair isle pattern also looks wonky on the sleeves, maybe I should have also reversed the pattern for the second sleeve so they were symmetrical. Lots of things to consider now, but I think it looks very festive! I did manage to add a curved neckline thanks to lots of advice from fellow bloggers, particularly Bekki of The Dartmoor Yarn Company. That part worked pretty well so I’ll definitely keep that change to the pattern.
What are you working on? Are Christmas gifts still your main focus? Feel free to share! 😊