Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Jumper


Those of you who read my blog must realise that I am a practical person and most of my hobbies are craft related. So earlier in the year when I was watching the film Bridget Jones Diary with my Daughter for probably the 3rd or 4th time,  she said ‘I want a Christmas Jumper’.  So I filed the information away and then in October I decided to look for a pattern and knit her one.  I have never knitted such a complicated colour way pattern before and to say it was a challenge is an understatement.  At one point I had 12 different balls of wool that I was working into the knitting and I have lost count of the times that I had to undo and redo rows.    After weeks of weeks of frantic knitting I finally finished last week and then had to spend hours working all the wool ends into the wrong side of the front section.    Still all the hard work was worth it and I am really pleased with the end result.

The fact that the Christmas Jumper has had a real revival this year is a bonus because when I presented Megan with her new jumper this week – she was thrilled to say the least. Not sure if I will attempt another one though!