I made this.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

When I can find the time I like to make things, be it knitted, crafted, cooked or baked I really enjoy making something from scratch. I always have a list of 'makes' on the go, either in progress or yet to be started.

To name just a few, I am half way through knitting a scarf (started months ago), I have some neon fabric paint to decorate a cloth bag with, I have plans for a quirky cat bed to put into my new workspace (although both my cats will probably ignore it, preferring to steal my set instead) and I want to paint my bedside tables. This doesn't even start to cover the amount of recipes I want to try and my hankering to learn to crochet. My downfall is two fold - not enough time and starting other projects before finishing one I have on the go. I really need to learn to do one thing at a time.


The jumper I'm wearing today is something that I have made. I knitted it back in 2010, I hadn't been knitting long and it only took me a month, which I was really pleased with (unlike this one, which took me nearly four years!). It's a chunky Alpaca wool so it's super warm and can only be worn on the chilliest of days. I'm wearing it with charity shop finds - Gap top and jeans.

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What have you made recently? I might get my scarf out and have a bit of a knit tonight...

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13 comments

  1. That's a fab jumper, well done! I also have several projects on the go which is a problem as I'm always starting new ones before the old ones get finished - there are 2 jumpers being knitted at the moment!

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    1. It's dreadful isn't it? Talk about short attention span! I get so excited by new projects. Although I glimpsed progress when I stopped myself from falling headfirst into teaching myself crochet and promised myself that I'd finished all the other projects first... may take a while though!

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  2. I love that jumper, your so clever!! :)x

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to wear it more but it is VERY warm.

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  3. Such a cosy looking jumper! I wish I could knit. There aren't many nice crochet patterns for clothing.

    Gemma x

    http://musings-of-a-gem.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Oh wow it is beautiful! I started knitting a scarf 2 years ago & it's still not finished !

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    1. Hehe, yes I know only too well how that can happen!

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  5. Really love your jumper and even better that you made it yourself. I haven't made anything for ages, just don't seem to be able to find the time but feeling inspired by your post to try and find the time

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  6. You knitted a jumper. just wow - wool and me, we just don't get on so i am in awe of this. (I’ve updated my something I made post too with a how to btw!)

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  7. You knitted a jumper. just wow - wool and me, we just don't get on so i am in awe of this. (I’ve updated my something I made post too with a how to btw!)

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    1. So glad you added a 'how to', it's on my to-do list :)

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  8. OOOOOh, that is gorgeous!! What a lovely effect the wool has too. I wish I could knit! Re not being able to wear it much, How about making a sleeveless gilet one then you could wear it more (and take it on and off if hot/cold!)? x

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  9. Starting new projects before finishing others is my downfall too. I've found things I've abandoned, sometimes years later, and all that was needed was something simple like buttons being sewn on, and I think "why couldn't I have finished this at the time?".

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