Friday, January 27, 2012

FO Friday. The first finished object of 2012

I think a fair few people who were at A Good Yarn last night for the first evening knit and natter will be suprised to see me posting here with a finished object! 

I have indeed managed to finish the jumper. I knitted quickly, as Auntie Noo suggested and ended up with at least a meter of yarn to spare. Once I worked out where I was on the sleeve, I finished it off in about half an hour last night but then I decided that I would pop it back in my basket and ignore it in favour of casting on a new sock. Oh how everyone laughed that *the* Nicsknots didn't like sewing up and they even threatened to out me to the world so I figured I ought to put my dislike of sewing-up to one side.

My problem isn't that I can't sew, clearly, it is that I don't think I am that great at sewing knitting up and the seam is always bigger than I would have liked. I think I might have to invest in the ever-popular finishing course that Sara Thornett runs...either that or just stick to knitting in the round, which to honest suits me better because then when I have finished knitting, I have finished and don't have to spend hours putting everything together.  Anyway, here is the baby jumper with the left-over yarn above it.


I think, in retrospect, I have somehow managed to do the neck wrong as it has buttons on a flap at one side to help in getting the jumper over the babies (potentially) huge head but my neckband goes all the way around rather than somehow stopping. 

I have tested the jumper on Merrythought bear and it goes over his head. To be honest, if that jumper belongs to a baby with a head bigger than Merrythought, I think its Mum might be having some strong words to say to her offspring....just saying ;)

So that is my first FO of 2012. I have a feeling 2012 could be a good year for my knitting...not wanting to jinx it but I seem to be making more time for knitting. If you want to look at all of the project details, they are here on my Ravelry page.

Hop over to Tami's page to see what everyone else has been finishing this week.


Kathleen said...

The sewing-up bits always make my projects wobblier and bulkier than I like, too---but this looks adorable, so don't worry!

And I hope that 2012 really will be an amazing year for your knitting---what a good feeling to have about an upcoming year!

Ginny I love knitting said...

Arhhh I have about 30 bears, nice teddy, think he wants to keep the sweater! Great sweater.
I sew and hate sewing up my knitting!

Affiknitty said...

Cute baby sweater! I'm happy for you that you had enough yarn after all. Happy knitting in 2012!

GiddyStuff said...

Glad you had enough yarn! I hate getting to the end of a project and thinking that i'm going to run out!!

Sew Scrumptious said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. Come and play on Pinterest with us!! You can link up for a week....