Tuesday, January 28, 2014
It took roughly a month, precisely 4weeks, for me to knit this raglan sweater. You might say it isn't that bad for a piece of hand-knitted sweater with one's spare time... but I was so tired of it in the end, as it didn't seem to me that this warm sweater would be in time for this winter. Sewing is fast. Much faster than knitting, to me. I always lose my presence of mind when knitting, because I never remember that it needs a fair amount of time to fulfill a good knitting project!! I like knitting, but I don't like me knitting.
Having annoyingly shouted that, I calmly declare here that this tunic-length sweater is all finished at last and in time for this winter. In Japan, days are getting longer day by day, we feel the daylight is changing and already suggesting the next season, and I know blooming season is only a mountain away, though, I'll probably have several days that suit this sweater. I sincerely hope so.
Please have a look at my project page for this sweater for more info, if you are one of the Ravelers.
I chose my old hand-knitted skirt for the new sweater in today's photographs. Although the skirt is shockingly five years old and looks a bit worn now, it is still in my favor because of all those funny fringes. I'm not frequently asked if I have made my outfit by anyone but you (I don't start conversations with no-sew-people saying "I made this" either, because I'm pretty embarrassed to say "Hello, by the way, I made this! And this, this, this and this!!" (pretty everything for them)), but people have asked if I made this skirt quite frequently. People always notice those strange fringes and wonder why I have them in my hem. I love/choose/make clothes that are subtly funny, but this skirt failed to be subtle, I guess. I love this sweater too, because it has a funny neckline with abnormally long ribbing reaching almost to the wearer's armpits. I insist that no one (but you) notice it does and hey, it is subtle.
Knitting is done.
I'm starting some muslins for a new skirt. My friend Carolyn visited Japan on holiday and she kindly brought a beautiful cotton fabric for me all the way from Australia. I want to make a lovely skirt out of it, right. now. So impatiently.
What are you working on now? Have a lovely day, my sewing friends!!
Talk to you soon!
pattern: Raglan Sweater from Jo Sharp Digital Download Patterns
4ply cashmere yarn, lavender(light purple)
some written also in my ravelry project page
from my old project
also can be seen in
my ravelry project page for this skirt