Usually, I start with the kids and by the time it is my turn Spring is on it's way and the project is put away for another year.
This year I decided to start with me!
I made the Brynja by Helene Magnusson. The 10 ply merino knitted up really quick and the thought of doing the lovely colour change pattern at the top kept me motivated through the second sleeve.
|getting ready to Steek|
This project is knit in the round and then the front is cut open (called Steeking) and a knitted border added for the button holes.
|starting to cut|
My kids were very entertained by the idea of me CUTTING the knitting I had just completed. I have come to love it - and it adds some drama to the making of a cardigan!
|Fil made me some lovely wooden buttons. He strung them up so the oil could dry.|
I am planning to knit something for Evie next. Apparently she wants exactly the same so we can be matching! I'm not really one for matching clothes but I guess that is a compliment in many ways.
As for Steeking - I have already started my next 'Steeked' project - a blanket.
Joining in with Matariki Crafting at Tartankiwi.