Well here are some more FOs:
This Tomten was knitted in my hand-dyed 8ply (DK) acrylic. I used three different but coordinating colourways, thinking they would work together well; this is certainly not my greatest design idea! Next time I would use the yarns alternatively, two rows of each colour, not one ball after another.
|Tomten by Elizabeth Zimmermann (from Knitting Without Tears)
The first of these baby sweaters was knitted in 4ply (fingering) Panda Baby Magnum, in a variegated colourway which is not really as orange as it appears here. The second is knitted in three different balls of my hand-dyed 8ply (DK) acrylic yarn. I have learnt my lesson from the Tomten above; I used one colourway for the yoke and alternated the other two balls (two rows of each) for the body. I really like how this worked out and would definitely do it again! Mistakes are good if we learn from them!!
|February Baby Sweaters by Elizabeth Zimmermann (from Knitters' Almanac)
Why did it take me so long to finish these three little things? In one word: procrastination. The zipper took a couple of hours to pin and sew (by hand) one side, then do the other side. The buttons - no reason really except that I have no idea how to place buttons correctly and so kept putting it off!
Isn't it amazing what one can achieve when one decides to "just do it"?