I bought this wool and pattern book about 4 years ago, when I was in full crafty creative mode. I admit, it was a foolish impulse purchase on the basis that the woman who ran the knitting circle, I attended at the time, was wearing a lovely tank top, the pattern for which came from this book. It was a gorgeous garment probably run up over a couple of evenings but she ran a wool shop and had been a Rowan rep for many years. So when preparing for a boot fair a few weeks back, I made the decision to give the wool and pattern book away. Around the same time we were clearing bits and piece from the house, some of which we sold and others we left for people to take, helping others who might need a nearly new bed for their child or a bike they can have some fun on. Result, good karma. However the opportunity to see the individual I had in mind for the wool has not arisen and I find myself being tempted to give it another go. There is one tiny flaw in my plan it requires me to knit on circular needles, which I hate with a vengeance. My first attempt resulted in it just getting larger and larger in front of my eyes and not in a good way. Tension square I hear you cry, yes I have tried that approach but still I end up with a product that I could wrap twice round my body. I remain intent on using the wool to make the jumper I clapped eyes on four years ago, not only will it be a lovely warm one off piece but it will appeal to the use it up and spend nothing approach adopted of late, as well as getting me back into my crafty stride. I don't expect it will be seen again for quite some time or it may never turn into the gorgeous garment I crave. If I completely lose it with the circular needles, I can always knit a couple of colourful scarves by way of Christmas gifts or I may go back to plan A and gift it.
Talking of colourful, this is what happens when you leave a teenager alone with a carton of Smarties.
You have been warned!