Knitwear and cold weather

I’ve returned from a lovely sunny holiday in Greece to find that the delightful heatwave that London has been basking in is over and our usual grey drizzly weather has resumed. While I am sad to have to once agin consign my sandals and shorts to the cupboard I am secretly rather enjoying the chance to get my knitwear back out again.

Snowbird has been sitting on my blanket box looking rather forlorn and unworn ever since I finished it. Looking out of the window at the threatening grey clouds I decided that today could well be the day that I would start to like it and I was right! The snuggly wool is comforting and warm against the chill and the longer length (which put me off when the weather was warmer) is just making it feel even more comforting against the cold. It doesn’t meet across the front as I’d like it to but I spotted a ┬ákilt pin lying around on my desk so I’ve fastened it up and I’m now toasty and warm!



Snowbird is finished, blocked and dried. I wasn’t sure about it at first so I thought I’d try the time-honoured trick of putting it away for a bit to see if it grows on me. I’ve just dug it out for some Ravelry pictures and I’m slightly annoyed that I’m still┬ánot keen.

Don’t get me wrong, the pattern is lovely and some the finished versions I’ve seen look great but I’m just not sure about mine. I’ve narrowed it down to a few possibilities

a)it’s too long on me

b) I should have used the suggested wool rather than one which I already kind of new would be too small so it’s kind of narrow

c)it’s summer so a winter cardy isn’t very appealing

I am very much hoping for C. So with optimism I’m going to put Snowbird back into the cupboard until the autumn comes.