Wednesday, November 5

Damn this gloomy weather/Deptford Park Hoodie


1. Yes, I'm still alive.

2. With the Curse round his mum's most weekends and no daylight to speak of when I'm indoors in the week, it has been fiendishly impossible to get a photo of the finished Central/Deptford Park Hoodie. I'm afraid this is the best I can do right now but I will try and get a picture of it in its natural habitat of Deptford Park...

3. I freaking love it! I can see I'm going to wear this one to death, probably in a rather short time! It fits beautifully, even though the sleeves are a little bit longer than they should be, they are perfect for my liking.

I couldn't (be bothered to) get gauge on this, so I chose to work to the instructions for a smaller size and it came out really well. The only problem, as I said, was the sleeves - the increases are done every so many rows; if I had thought it through properly I would have adjusted this to suit the fact that I was knitting on a different gauge, but I didn't and although they are a bit longer than they should be, they keep my wrists nice and warm!

I blocked all the pieces except for one sleeve before making it up - and am reminded every time I look at my arms! One day I'll get round to blocking the whole thing - when it gets washed - ie when I can bear to be without it for a day or two.

Made out of aran yarn from Coldharbour Mill in the Mulberry colourway. I used 700g in total which adds up to about £30 total, not bad. It's a lovely yarn, not at all scratchy and wonderful to knit with.

Hurrah for FOs!

5 comments:

Nicola said...

Bravo! It's beautiful, perfect for snuggling up on cold grey days. I really like that pattern, might have to add it my Ravelry queue, hmm....

laura said...

it's great! and I prefer my sleeves longer myself. Because you can always roll them back, but you can't make them longer when your hands are cold.

pixlkitten said...

Very, very nice work! I prefer longer sleeves for the same reason Laura said.

Probably Jane said...

Gorgeous - just the ticket for this time of year.
PS I have fallen in love with Deptford Market - finally found a good source of lime leaves and galangal!

Deptford Dame said...

hee hee Jane, keep it to yourself! I mysefl love the fact that you can always buy an avocado or mango to suit whatever particular stage of ripeness you desire - not just 'rock solid' as the supermarkets sell them - and the bunches of fresh mint at the greengrocer halfway down the High St.