Knitting and London life. Not necessarily in that order.
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.