hello! I’m sorry for the silence here over the past few weeks, thanks for the nice comments on my last post. Things have been very busy and they are set to get more so over the next wee while but today I do have something to show you, my latest finished object.. another Puffin!
This is my third take on the Puffin Jumper by Kate Davies, originally I made a Natural Puffin cardigan, then my Heritage Puffin but finally I have gone back to the original shades and knit myself a true Puffin Jumper. I boarded it on one of my vintage jumper boards and left it to dry outside, it was lovely yesterday and very windy so in about two hours it was dry!
Summer has been poor but in August we have had a few nice nights so tonight I shanghaied Dads walk to the beach into an opportunity to take a few pictures of my new jumper. It was still pretty windy tonight (as you can tell by my hair probably) but actually still quite warm.
The first time I saw the original Puffin jumper I totally fell in love, I don’t know why I didn’t do the colours in the pattern in my first one, but never mind because now I have! It is such a relaxing pattern once you get into it, although it looks quite complicated it really isn’t and you are only using one colour at a time. There is a bit of purling (which I will do anything to avoid) so this time I didn’t purl and just knit back on the wrong side instead, giving me the purl bump on the right side… :) I’m quite proud of that idea..
As is my usual way I knit the body and sleeves on my knitting machine in pieces and then picked all the pieces up for the yoke and hand knit that, each time I do this I am getting a bit better and I nearly have full length sleeves this time.. I used the exact colours in the pattern, its made in 2ply Jumper Weight from my work: Jamieson & Smith. I would have finished this a few weeks ago but I kind of lost my knitting mojo for a bit, resulting in having to knit the neck FIVE times, first too tight, then too loose etc etc. Also I dont think I will knit with black Jumper Weight again for a while, it is very tricky to see.. even with my spec’s on!
As you can see I get my shy and retiring nature from my Dad..
After about five minutes of taking my picture I was asked ‘is it my turn now?.. you can put me on your blog if you want..’ Haha, so there you go Dad.
Of course one can’t model a Puffin jumper without a Puffin impersonation…