I had last Friday off work and was thinking about what to knit, andI decided that I really should finish sewing up husby’s Beau jumper. I had only to sew on the second sleeve, plus do the side and sleeve seam and the buttons, and that was it. It had been sitting waiting for me to do just that for a couple of weeks – but you know, it had been too hot, no need to wear a jumper any more, so no rush. With cooler weather, a weekend away (with the prospect of a photo shoot in Bowral and of the course the recreation of the photo in the book), and my birthday, I decided I’d finish it so husby could have a present on my birthday as well.(If only you could have been there to hear husby worrying about getting a wet bum from sitting on the ground…he’s such a manly man!)
Yarn: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran in Thorny – just over 7 x 100g balls – managed to pick up the yarn from Janette’s on eBay, just after it had been discontinued. It feels slightly harsh when knitting but softens so beautifully after washing, and drapes so fabulously. Husby was surprised at how light it felt.
Time: 25 March – 9 November 2007 (although I did actually finish the knitting in about September…just the sewing up that takes the time for me!)(if you look closely, you’ll also notice he is wearing the first pair of socks I ever knitted!)