Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Firstly, here is a photo of Joe's new sweater as knitted by me and modelled by Ian. Joe couldn't model it as he is back at university. This was knitted in Rowan Big Wool. Pattern from Rowan Magazine 40. It took just over a week of not particularly enthusiastic knitting to make. I have decided I am not keen on using large needles, but very much enjoy the speed with which projects get finished. The stripes, which were put on after the sweater was sewn up, became a right pain. I can't believe the pattern said sew them on once the sweater was finished. If my brain had been in gear I might have thought to sew them on the flat pieces. Anyway, my brain was mentally packing the house up - the body just sits and thinks about it - and so I didn't think about it at all. The sewing in of these stripes was so painful to all concerned that even Rex the dog hid from the cursing and bad temper. Eventually peace was restored and the sweater posted special delivery to a grateful Joe.
Speaking of Joe, he is currently composing all sorts of music for his dissertation - his degree is in Music Composition. He has written a song for which he needs to have some feedback. So, if you would like to listen, it's called Party Over Here and the link is Here to his Myspace. Do have a listen to the Party Over Here track and if you would like to leave a comment, either on his Myspace or this blog, we would all be very grateful!