Today's post is running under the theme of 'All done', my posts on using up all of a particular material or resource until it has all gone. This is my 15th such story!
The picture below shows all the bits, plus two full grey balls, left over from my Aftur Fair Isle sweater, which I have barely taken off since it was finished. I really don't want to shove them straight into the craft cupboard to get lost for a year or so therefore I am knitting a childs jumper. I am not sure which child yet until I see how big it is at the end!
I made the front in stripes of five rows of each colour then one green row. I used mostly green in my sweater so I had less of that to spread around. I did not use a pattern as such, I made it up by measuring against a girls jumper while loosely using some bits from a boys jumper pattern. It was thoroughly creative fun.
It did look a bit like a boys jumper (whatever I mean by that??) so I started to jazz it up a bit with a crochet design. Delving into the stash cupboard, I found large holed buttons and some crochet thread. This first round is 4 trebles, 3 chains repeated to make 8 petal holes.
Round two is made with 1dc, 2htr, 2tr, 2htr, 1dc in each hole to make little petals. They were attached on the top of a back stitch stem.
Revealing the overall sweater...
And its new owner...
The yarn is Drops Nepal aran which comprises wool and alpaca so it is super soft. Isn't it funny how two sweaters can look so different with the same colours of wool?
Our Saturday-hair selfie!
And the last few bits were used to work in crochet rounds for a simple beanie hat for my new boy model...
and in situ on Sunday at a Vintage ploughing match watching Grandad but being allowed to have a sit too.
Drops Nepal All done #15. Thanks for popping in. You like?
Love Jo xxx
I am linking up with Julie over at Sum of their stories for her Handmade Monday link up. I always find inspirational crafty stuff over there.