I completed my first knitted garment!
I started it last Monday and finished it today. That's just under a week.
This morning as I was knitting the last six rows and working out how to stitch it all together, I started writing a blog post in my head about how hard the home stretch is.
At that stage I still had no idea if it would fit anyone in this house, I didn't know how to sew it all together and then Miss Pepper informed me that she didn't want or need a new jumper. She already has a jumper in her cupboard and if that one gets dirty then she is still ok because she is a tiger and tigers have fur and don't need jumpers. Hmmm.
Then I started looking through the knitting patterns I have bookmarked for my next project and going through my yarn to see if I have enough. Who wants to finish something when they can start something new and exciting?
Sometimes the home stretch is the longest part of the journey.
But then I decided to stop thnking about it and just do it. So I knitted those last six rows, pinned it all together and had a glimpse of the finished product and got a bit excited.
I decided to learn how to knit in the first place so I could knit fitted, shapely, practical garments for my family and I almost had.
Looking at it on her I am thinking I probably should have blocked it before sewing it together so I could lay it out flat. Is that right? Can I still block it now or do I have to unstitch it?
The pattern is the Baby Kimono pattern from here.
Mr google helped me with casting on and off and increasing with YO.
Ok what's next?