Like most knitters, I have various projects that I started but which stalled for one reason or another. Every so often they emerge from hiding and, of course, the idea of actually finishing them surfaces. Well, there are still some kicking about, but I’ve actually managed to finish two old projects! The first was originally started way back in January – a sleeveless sweater for myself (it was meant to be for cooler Summer days LOL!). Knitted in a really nice Aran (Robin, 75% acrylic/25% wool), in Denim (my apologies for the poor quality photo):
The pattern has the arm bands being knitted on straight eedles but I did them on a circular needle. I kept putting off finishing the sweater because I lacked confidence in picking up stitches. I’ve learnt a great deal from my sock knitting!
The second project is the “Heirloom Teddy” by Patons of Australia, as published in That’s Life magazine. I went for a plain bear, rather than the more colourful ones in the pattern. Completed, he’s now with our newest granddaughter – Kayleigh-Anne and goes by the name of Chicago Bear:
The delay on completing the bear was due to a lack of suitable toy stuffing.