All seams sewn, all loose ends sewn in.
If I say so myself, I’ve done a tidy job.
Except it’s too big.
It’s so big, Hubby can get inside it as well.
And there’s still room.
It would even be too big for Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy……… together!
Once again, a sweater I have knitted for myself is too big.
OK, I wanted a ‘sloppy joe’, but after my last effort which could almost have doubled up as a dress, I reduced the size considerably and it should have been perfect.
Instead, it hangs on me.
Mind you, I started it last year and I have lost some more weight since then.
Our last resort is to wash it and put it on the hot cycle in the tumble dryer in the hope that it will shrink.
After all, it’s for me remember?
Just as well I’d bought one then.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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If you put it in the dryer, it might shrink unevenly, for example, it might get shorter but still be too wide. The good thing about knitting is that you can unravel the yarn and make something else.
To be honest, I don’t have the heart. Knitting is not in my top 100 favourite things anyway, and I’m sure it will fit someone larger than me with longer arms. It’s all in proportion, just not mine!! 🙂
Oh, all that work–and very little pleasure? What a shame.
I love knitting and I just haven’t got near enough time. And by near enough I mean any. It’s my goal one day to do nothing more pleasurable than knit, read and eat by a toasty hearth. Life would be awesome and complete. Hey, you could use your new knitted sweater as something like a cozy, cocooning throw for the winter. A blanket you slip inside. Now, we just need to see about getting you a fireplace on that beautiful boat of yours. 😀
Hubby is giving serious thought to having a woodburner installed. My fear is that having one will melt the boat as I remember how hot the one in the house used to get! Thing is, we would have to have a serious rejig of the boat to get it in, and it would also mean losing valuable storage space. Still, depends how cold we get this first winter!
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