One thing crafty I did manage to get done in Holland was my Briar Rose sweater. Thank goodness I had it with me or I may have gone mad with the need to make something! So far I have completed the entire back piece and have nearly passed the halfway mark on the front piece.
|My completed back piece|
I must say I'm getting so much pleasure out of using an adapted pattern, I can tell the more I work on it that it's going to fit me so much better than anything I've knitted before! I'm also really happy with the colour, I think it'll look lovely in both Spring and Summer :) I also found some gorgeous blue buttons on ebay for the front of the sweater, they're so cute, I just can't wait to see what they will look like when it's all finished!
On a different and yet still knitting themed note, how amazing are bamboo knitting needles? I have only ever used metal needles before, but for this project I treated myself to a new pair of fancy bamboo one and they have changed my knitting life. They are so much smoother and kinder to the yarn, and altogether a pleasure to knit with. I can't believe I have only just discovered them, I don't think I would want to knit without them now!
Are any of you taking part in the knit along? How is your progress? I hope there are lots of pretty Spring sweaters springing up all over the blogosphere :)
Bye for now!