Like all good things that come to an end, so has almost this super long weekend celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne). On the upside though, this does mean we have a three day working week to look forward to...my favourite kind of working week!
Although I didn't partake in any Jubilee celebrations as such, I did get a few sewing projects finished (posts on these to come) and managed to make some progress with my knitting.
Front and side detail...
I started my Panelled Effect Lady's Jumper (from A Stitch in Time Vol 1) back in March and I am only just over half way through! It's because I'm generally really slow at knitting and also the pattern which repeats over six rows is impossible for me to memorise, so I have to refer to the book all the time. I did want a challenge though and I sure got one, but I'm seriously enjoying the process. I just find knitting so darned comforting and a completely different experience to sewing!
What does make me break out into a cold sweat though, is the thought of sewing this finished baby up. I know how to do a mattress stitch, I think I know how to do a backstitch, but I'm sure performing either of these on a 'big' project is not that simple. Also...how on earth do you set in sleeves...eeek?
Can you tell I'm panicking even though I'm probably months away from finishing? Want to help me? I'd really appreciate it if you have any handy tips to share or if you can point me in the direction of any good tutorials, books, knitalongs and so on. I'll be forever indebted!