Thursday, June 21, 2007

Knitting Against The Clock

In less than a month, It is my Dad's 50th Birthday and seeing that he liked the socks that i knit him so much, I have decided to make him a sweater. The only issue is time. There isn't a whole lot of it to get cracking. So, from now on, until the 12th of July, I only will be knitting Dad's jumper and nothing else. It's gonna be difficult to keep focus because I just got some amazingly awesome phildar patterns.

I have decided upon Jamesey from Knitty for a number of reasons: A, It's not cabled; B, I think Dad will actually wear it and C, It's free. Pattern in hand, I ran down to spolight to pick up some yarn. The colour that I originally wanted (teal-y dark blue) had not enough stock so I settled on Merinos Fine 100%, a very dark brown italian dk merino, which feels as though it is excellent quality.

2 comments:

Laura said...

I hate knitting to a deadline. I just did it recently with a pair of socks for my dad for fathers day and I was so pleased to have it finished!

cranberry said...

Good luck with your dad's jumper! I'd love to knit my sweetie something, but he's 'too hot' to wear anything knitted.

Men.