We’re having something of a heatwave in our corner of France. Which makes me appear slightly mad, since I’m busily knitting my first sweater . . . as if it was sweater weather!
Here’s where I was up to last time I showed you.
Well since then, I have a back!
Sorry about the colour in second photo, which makes things look so grey. True colours are like in the first photo. Anyway, I managed my decreasing and casting off as instructed to shape the neckline on back. I’ve now begun work on the front.
Realising however, that even if I finish this sweater soon, I won’t be wearing it until the autumn . . . and that summer clothes are more what’s needed at this time of year.
I pulled out one of my favourite patterns (NewLook 6086) which I have tried and tested several times. Chose a “difficult” piece of fabric though. No idea what it is exactly. Suffice it to say it’s very light, floaty and slippy. I did French seams and also made my own binding for neck and armholes.
And voilà the result!
A lovely simple sleeveless tunic. Long enough to cover my bum. The perfect match for my new trousers (couldn’t resist: bargain price at our local discount store, Noz). I have another tunic in the making, in an equally floaty, slippy fabric . . . so stay tuned. Gibbs approves, but I’m a little worried about his playful antics and teeth. He does like to tug on my clothes . . . let’s hope he doesn’t tug too hard on my new tunic!