Wednesday 22 December 2010

Done and Dusted

It's done! It's finally done! And with 3 days to spare.
I'm really happy with this jumper, I think it's the best Christmas jumper I've made for hubby yet. It fits him really well (no boobies!):

Pattern: Square Dance (my own design!) but using EZs Seamless Raglan Sweater for guidance
Yarn: Grey Acrylic DK (hubbys choice)
Needles: 3.5mm & 4mm KnitPicks options

Here's a gratuitous Christmas shot. He didn't have it on for long, just to see if it fit ok. Then I whipped it off until Christmas Day!

I think I might write up the pattern for this and of course the sooper seekrit vest I made Dad over the Christmas holidays.

Speaking of holidays, mine came early! We had another belt of snow, almost as soon as the previous one had melted. I think we had more this time too. It snowed for 14 hrs straight yesterday so I left work early and we headed home. Good job too! The previous night it took hubby 4 1/2 hrs to travel home from work, a distance of 14km. Shocking. This country just falls apart when it snows.
So, schools were closed today and we worked from home. I was due to start my holidays tomorrow anyway, so yay! I'm off now until January 10. So excited! I plan to do lots of crafty things.

Here's a few snowy pics I took this evening:

The depth of snow on the back of my car. Bear in mind this is nearest the front door, so it wasn't the deepest snow! I love the sparkles on the roof.

This is the path outside my back door. I reckon there's about 6" of snow.

This beauty (among many others) is hanging from my gutter right over the back door. I've watched it grow all day. It's fairly impressive! I think it's gorgeous.

I also put out food and water for the poor birds. They must have been starving, they landed and started eating & drinking straight away! Although the water didn't last long before it froze over.

So now I can start my new project! Remember I said I'd love some knee high socks? Well Tara had a great idea, make legwarmers instead! I think I might expand on that cleverness and do some boot toppers, so it looks like I've amazingly fabulous hand knit knee high socks on, but they're not! Muhahaha.

Think I can finish them by Christmas Day? Nah. Me either, but it'll be fun to try.

Good knitting!


Irene said...

Sinead, the sweater is very attractive! Well done you!

BTW: you cannot imagine how nice it is to be able to comment on your blog. I appreciate it every time!

Anonymous said...

I knew you'd finish that jumper, you are just too quick! And it fits perfectly, yay.

I thought it snowed in Ireland all the time in I wrong? (My geography is really bad.)

Louellen Lawson said...

The sweater looks great. I like the color AND the design. A Chrysler Sebring...go figure....I always thought that I would like a Sebring Convertible if I ever decided to drive a car. I drove one as a rental once and really liked it. We have been getting snow a lot lately too. Should be our first white Christmas in quite a dau. is excited about that. I am thinking I will do a raglan sweater for my next hubby project. The yarn is Patons wool and it is a dusty denim blue color.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

Knitrageous said...

Hooray on the sweater! It turned out great!

My son in the Netherlands is caught up in the snow. We thought he wasn't going to be able to come home but he's in route. Went from Amsterdam to Paris then to Dallas then home. He'll be so tired and is only staying a week. Ah, to be young!

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And enjoy your time off!!

spinndiva said...

Oohhh you got it done! And it looks great on!
Way to go! :D

Mary L said...

Well done. It looks fantastic!

Also love the photos of all the snow.
Today is my last day at work until 4th Jan, so relief from trudging in the snow to the dart station.

Happy Christmas to all your family.

Nic said...

Yay! Well done. And yes, dive into pattern writing. It might wreck your head, but it's fun!

Amanda (loves Kevin) said...

I knew you'd finish it :D AND I found you on twitter and I can't believe I wasn't already following you! Embarrassing.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Bionic Laura said...

Happy Christmas!

The jumper turned out great. It's a really nice men's knit. You should definitely write up the pattern, it's a lot nicer than some I've seen. Well done on finishing it with time to spare too.

Julia said...

You seem to be having a lovely end of the year - first the all clear for your dad and now the sweater came out right. I hope you have a great Christmas Sinead!