Monday, April 25, 2016

Twist jumper, done

Twist pullover was a bit of a weird knit for me. I started it when camping and, as predicted, it was a perfect knit for those circumstances. I don't know if it was because of the weeklong bush camping, but, before I had it finished, it smelled weird. For those of you not in Australia this wasn't because of campfires. No campfires in our bushfire prone national parks. I've got a super sensitive nose, and I could smell it. Not bad, but like it needed a wash.

Then I picked up the stitches for the sleeves,and it was messier than I hoped. Then I tried it on and it was shorter than I had knitted it.

Anyway, I finished it, and blocked it - ah the magic of blocking, and here it is:

I quite like it, even though it's on odd object. It's very warm and very light and I can imagine throwing it in my bag on a nice summer evening.

I've worn it twice, and each time I received a number of unsolicited compliments on the colour and the shape or it, so that's a good sign.

So, while time will tell whether I wear this all the time or not that much, I'm glad I made it as well as being glad it's done. As a bonus, it's nice to have a top that has a different silhouette from the things I often knit.  

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