Sunday, 6 May 2012

Year of Projects Week 44

I so very, very nearly had an FO to share with you this week. I finished knitting the button band on my Pudsey Park Hoodie yesterday, and my plan for today was to buy and sew in a zip, then it would be entirely finished. After two separate shops at opposite ends of the city, and an hour and a half, I though I had found the perfect zip. I got home and sat down to sew it in, and realised I had bought a closed rather than open ended zip. I hadn't even thought about the difference!

So now I have a useless long grey zip, and I've had to order a replacement off ebay. But I decided to put on the hoodie and take some pictures anyway, or this would be a very boring post. (Excuse the uncut grass, my landlord is supposed to do it, as we don't have a lawnmower, so it gets done about every 6 months)
I love it. It's so warm and snuggly, and it fits perfectly. I've really pleased that my botched attempt at sizing with the wrong gauge worked out so well, as I used the stitch count for a 40" with the lengths of a 36" size. I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of it. Plus, it's my first ever adult garment!

13 comments:

  1. I'm rather jealous of your hoodie. It's lovely (and no, we don't mind the grass - at least you don't get nastygrams from the city about your grass like we do).

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  2. Really love your hoodie, looks so warm and bummer to the zip.

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  3. Bravo, bravo! It came out wonderfully and looks terrific on you.

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  4. It's awesome. Especially the giant cable from top to bottom on the back! Bet you'll never make the same mistake twice with a zipper. I nearly did the same thing a couple of moths ago.

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  5. It looks awesome! With the zipper, it will be even more awesome. Great job!

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  6. Gorgeous hoodie! You did a brilliant job.....it's so annoying when you can't get what you need, I'm so impatient mind!

    Have a good week.

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  7. You should see our grass and we don't have the excuse of bad landlords. Our only excuse is the month long rain! Through hoodie looks great. I wear mine all the time. It's a really versatile garment.

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  8. Wow - that's your first adult garment? It looks fabulous. The fit looks perfect and your cabling superb! Wow

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  9. What a gorgeous cardigan! I would wear that all.the.time, zipper or no zipper.

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  10. It looks amazing - great job!

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  11. Woo hoo! Beautiful, lovely, snuggly hoodie :) It will be beyond perfect with the right zip.

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