Here is my start to Creeper (its the jumper on the right in the book) - a bat winged design like the old eighties jumpers. *reminiscing about the good old days... *.
The eighties are back and the bat winged arms are supposed to be stylish at the moment, although they're slightly unflattering. The pattern calls for Rowan Plaid but I had some Sunbeam Luxury Tweed in my stash which I thought would look perfect. Its a different gauge but I didn't mind doing the maths.
Actually, I'm knitting it up as quickly as possible and I can't wait to block it. Yes, blocking I'm dreaming of blocking - Never thought I'd see the day I'd be more excited to soak in suds and block than knit. Why?
Yep, stinks. A couple of months ago I won a bid on Ebay for this tweed wool. This Luxury Tweed in a beautiful colour, pinky purple with flecks of blue, yellow, green... just beautiful.
I was delighted to win the bid and once I'd received it through the post and looked at it, I was even more pleased with myself. However, when I opened the bag... a waft came out, it stunk. Stunk, like it had been tucked away and stored for about 70 years. I'm surprised nothing ugly with legs walked out. Anyway, after gagging I taped the bag and up hid it away in a cupboard hopefully never to be seen/smelt again.
I was frightened to store it with my stash in case my other yarn "caught" the smell.