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.


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.