And the project that I COULD NOT FIND ANYWHERE – to quote myself – was found and finished! Only after searching high and low to the extent that I actually went through the bins looking for it, did my mum find it tucked into a bookshelf. Yes, you read that right, I searched through a wheelie bin for a knitting project. Hardly glamourous, but I’d spent ages on the damn thing! Must add too that I swear I’d looked on that bookshelf, but as per usual everything turns up when Mum looks for it. So it’s turned out to be the first finished item of 2015, that was actually intended to be finished in time for a casual NYE outfit but didn’t quite make it. Ah well.
Anyway, I’m happy with how this one turned out! The pattern’s from Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel, that I followed up to the armholes then kind of made up my own thing in typical Lily fashion. Basically just added waist shaping to really nip it in and finished the whole thing much earlier for a cropped fit. Looking at it now I’m thinking it could’ve handled being a little longer (what do you reckon?) but that probably depends what I’m wearing it with. If I’d made it longer I’d undoubtedly wish I hadn’t done, so it’s swings and roundabouts really!
I love the sparkly gold thread running through! The yarn itself is probably my favourite part. We’ve had a few balls of both the purple and green versions in the cupboard for a while. Slowly working through that stash, one batch at a time. I’ve no idea what my next project’s gonna be seeing as the next few months are gonna be preeeeetty busy but hopefully I’ll think of something cute to make. Now that Christmas is over I almost feel like I should be making summer stuff again haha, but that’s possible getting one too many steps ahead!
Knitterly details on Ravelry here!
Enlisted this one as my temporary photographer for the day! Was slightly jealous of the warm coat and cardigan, but surprisingly I didn’t actually feel as cold as I thought I would! Don’t know whether it’s getting warmer or I’m just toughened up to cold photoshoots these days. Us bloggers don’t feel the cold when it comes to outfit shots. 🙂