I thought I would show you the new jumper that I am knitting for myself. I went to John Lewis on Sunday, and had a browse through their wool selection – which isn’t very large in the one near me (though they are building a new one soon – I can’t wait!).
I bought this pattern:
Which uses Patons Diploma Gold DK – unfortunately the only colour that they had in stock was an ugly brown. So I had a dig around, and found myself drawn to the baby wool – it was so soft and lovely.
I bought Sirdar Snuggly baby bamboo DK instead. Its lovely to knit with, really soft and gentle. I have to stop myself stroking my knitting. This is the colour:
I’ve had a lot of problems with the pattern – I kept making mistakes on the first run through the 16 rows of pattern, and getting frustrated. Now I am in the flow it is much easier, as I can now feel and see the pattern as I go along. This is however the 4th time of trying!
I’ll get some proper pictures up as soon as I have my camera and a space to put the knitting to photograph it.