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Stasis jumper - done

I finished Stasis on New Years Eve, blocked it on New Years day and here we are:

There was something very satisfying about starting it at the begging of my Christmas break and finishing it at the end. I did have 5 days at the cricket, which provided a lot of knitting in public time. Kris came for three of the days, and knit socks. I only had 2 reactions to the knitting - some guy turned around and said to us "It makes me so happy that you are knitting at the cricket." He went on like that for a bit, and we just stared at him, with nothing to say. And then we moved seats. I don't care if i make some random guy happy or not. That's not my job.

On the last day a woman turned around and commented that what I was knitting was pretty. Which it is. And thank you for noticing my skills and talents, and commenting on it in a way that is not creepy and entitled.

I think my favourite was when I tried it on, and this guy photobombed the picture:

I used my current favourite cast on for 1x1 rib - the alternate cable cast on.  While it's quite slow for me compared with long tail, it gives such a neat and tidy edge, it is definitly worth the extra effort.

Like everyone else I modded the neckline, leaving out about 12 rows before the shortrows and all the plain rows in between the short rows and it hits in the perfect spot, if I do say so myself.

All in all I am very happy with this jumper, and I think it (combined with rather a lot of other layers) should keep my nice and warm while walking the West Highland Way in very early spring.


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