Welcome in 2014! I hope you all had a lovely holiday. Here at the Treehouse the end of Christmas break has come and gone quite swiftly, it always ends way to soon doesn't it? The break was much needed, but after some days off, celebrating Christmas and spending a few days in the south at my parents I feel somewhat ready for it again. At the beginning of this week I already made my first exam of the year (wait what??).
During the holidays my mum finished the last bits and pieces of the sweater for my dad we worked together on. It was about time it made it's appearance on the blog as well. My mum seamed the last pieces a week ago and together we got dad into posing while my brother took some pictures for the blog. Now you can all see where I got my modelling skills from. ;)
Not only is this the first sweater I knitted for my dad, it's also the first project I 'collaborated' on with somebody. My mother is by far the better seamstress. (I tend to lack the much needed patience) She did the seams and finished the collar, while I knitted the bulk of the body and the sleeves.
Pattern: Limestone by Drops designs (135-1)
Yarn: Rowan Silky Tweed (this yarn is now discontinued)
Soundtrack: David Bowie - Changes (Can be swapped with any other Hunky Dory song)
The actual pattern is written for knitting in the round, but we knitted it in pieces, as that is a technique my mother is more familiar with. Aside from a little extra maths this didn't cause any trouble. I did remember that Drops' sizes come out quite large, so we went down a size. My mum and I are lucky that we knit in more or less the same tension, so you really don't see any difference in the pieces I knitted and the things she did.
|My dad and my mum|