Sometimes it’s great to have a simple project to knit!

The purl stitches are actually the same on both sides it’s just a slightly dodgy picture…..

It’s been a little while since my last post. I have been recovering from having my wisdom teeth out reeeeeeeeeeeeally sloooooooooowly! It’s been very frustrating and I can confirm that wishing yourself well and getting all upset about it isn’t an effective way of making yourself better. Indeed I think it make things take longer….. However I am once again able to eat actual food and off pain killers and antibiotics and I am very pleased about that.

While I have been feeling rubbish I have been very pleased to have my Boxy by Joji Locatelli to work on. I have made lots of progress as you can see. It was perfect for feeling grim (and dreaming of solid food) as it didn’t require me to use my brain in anyway; just knit around and around!

As you can see it is huge! I’ve made the smallest size.  While it was on the needles it looked stupidly big!  Once I’d bound off the shoulder though and  tried it on I realised that the outside edges actually form part of the sleeves. They go up to my elbows at the moment. My only concern now is how well it is going to drape. It’s a really light open fabric so I hope it will work nicely but there is a risk that it’ll be bulky under the arms.

At the moment the bottom is curling under. This is a little bit worrying as a curled-under bottom will look a bit odd in such baggy jumper. However when I made Larch it curled under at the bottom but came out after blocking so I’m hopeful that the same thing will happen again.

I’m really loving the colour that I have chosen. It’s a sort of oaty/biscuity brown tone (drops alpaca 0618 if you’re interested). When you’re ordering onlineIt can be pretty hit and miss in terms of exact shade ( I once thought I was ordering grey and ended up with purple) so its pleasing to guess right this time.

All I need to do now is pick up the stitches along the neckline and the sleeves and then I’m done. I’ve had to stop for a little while as my arthritis is playing up. It’s very annoying as I’m itching to get it finished as see how it looks!


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