Thursday, May 17, 2007

DB Bolero finished too!

Well one day finally came, and I finished seaming up and knitting the cuffs on Amber's bolero. It really hasn't been that long, only about 6 weeks, but I was on a roll after seaming the CPH, so decided to continue! It's fairly huge on her, but definitely wearable, and I think that it just runs to a big width, because I followed the sleeve directions exactly and they are a perfect length.

So I guess all up, this took from mid March, to mid May, so around 2 months. The actual knitting took less than a week. I used patons Jet in Chartreuse, about 9 balls I think! Much more than I anticipated. I was hoping to get 2 projects out of the 13 balls I bought on sale, but with only 4 balls left, the second project will have to be something small! Actually, it leaves me nervous that the 10 balls of teal Jet, that I put aside for Mum's Wicked, is not going to be enough. I'm a bit annoyed with myself that I can't remember what size needles I used either - I was hoping to save myself a swatch, but since it was over a month ago since I knitted this, I have totally forgotten whether I used 5 or 5.5mm's.

Anyway, Amber's verdict, is that it's nice but scratchy. She WILL wear it. Oh yes... she will wear it and she will like it.

5 comments:

Dyelicious Hand Dyed Yarns said...

She WILL wear it. Oh yes... she will wear it and she will like it.

:D pmsl!

Lou's Mum said...

PMSL Sam!

I still harbour bad feelings towards my mother for all the scratchy knits she *made* me wear LOL

Jack said...

Scratchy? Hmph! Tell her she will wear it, like it and damn well enjoy it! LOL

Ann said...

Amber looks great in the bolero - kids find all knitwear stratchy - just wear a t-shirt under! I usually use cotton when I knit for my girls & they love it.

Tania said...

I'm sure she means that soft scratchy not itchy scratchy ;P

Lovely colour :D Lovely knitting!