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Mariask

  • Joined Feb 2013
Just finished knitting a jumper...
« on: February 13, 2013, 05:37:31 pm »
I've just finished knitting this, and managed to get OH to pose for a photo. The pattern is called 'Man's Henley' (it's a US pattern, so not easy to get hold of in the UK, but when someone says 'That's great - can you make me one of those?', what can you do??






goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 06:30:32 pm »
very nice, and I like the colour.  Chunky knits are always on my list, you just want to  :hug: them.  How long did it take you to make it and how much did it cost - cheaper than Boden I bet!
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs

happygolucky

  • Joined Jan 2012
Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 06:58:37 pm »
Very nice..is that your man doing the modeling job? Love that colour too!!

Mariask

  • Joined Feb 2013
Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 07:20:31 pm »
Thank you!
It's taken months (but then, I have also knit several pairs of socks, a shawl and various other bits and pieces while I've been doing it). Started in September, and sewed the buttons on today. The yarn cost about £50, so not *super* cheap, but still a decent price.
And yes, that's Bryan doing the modelling. He insisted I cut the head off, though...

happygolucky

  • Joined Jan 2012
Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 07:34:43 pm »
Well Bryan looks like hes modeled before!! :thumbsup:

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 10:57:17 pm »
I LOVE that cable.  It's very unusual and looks impressive.  Well done.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 08:27:03 am »
Very nicely done and the cable is lovely  :knit: Would have liked to see Bryan though  ;D
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 09:14:32 am »
Very nice indeed  :thumbsup:
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Mariask

  • Joined Feb 2013
Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 10:31:26 am »
Thank you for all the lovely comments! My talented model is being very modest, but he's an old hand at this malarkey - he's used to having to model the socks I knit too...
 ;D

Blinkers

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border
    • Glyn Elwyn - Faithmead Herd
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Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 10:41:56 am »
Fantastic  and I love the colour  :thumbsup:
Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again !!
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goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 11:08:38 am »
Still think that's a good price when you consider it is made by hand and will be used and used and patched up and mended with  :love: and never end up in a charity shop.  I used to work in The Scotch House in Knightsbridge for a spell when I was a slip of a girl - they used to sell such jumpers made by a lady in Skye - her own wool, washed in the loch at the finish before drying and sending down to London - now that was early 80's and they cost more than yours did today.  Think you've got a bargain really.  Now, get the model showing us the socks.  :D
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs

Mariask

  • Joined Feb 2013
Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 11:43:15 am »
Ah, socks... I have plenty of photos of Bryan's feet!

I love knitting socks. As you can see...


Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 11:47:07 am »
Beautiful socks. You are mean though, making him stand on the gravel  :roflanim:
Why type of wool do you use?
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Mariask

  • Joined Feb 2013
Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 12:02:41 pm »
I know...  :-[  It's just nice to have some plants in the background!

These socks were all knit using Posh Yarn (www.poshyarn.co.uk), so were mainly merino/nylon, but with a little something extra to soften them (eg cashmere, alpaca). But I knit with all sorts of different yarns, and have recently been spinning my own too. At some point this year, I'll be making some socks for me out of this, which is Wensleydale:


goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: Just finished knitting a jumper...
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 01:19:48 pm »
Do you or have you ever thought of keeping sheep and spinning?
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