I had the best of intentions with this project, but must admit time got a bit tight towards the end. As a result it’s more of a shrug than a bolero, but it did the job and may have literally saved me from freezing to death at the wedding reception so it was well worth it.
The knitting itself was just basic 2×2 ribbing and stockinette, but this was my first time knitting something without a pattern and trying to understand the construction of a garment, so despite the simplicity of the shape I’m very proud of it anyway. There was a lot of “ok so if I knit more this way it’ll be longer down my back” and “if I seam further up there it’ll reduce the puckering there” type muttering, I learned a lot from this little rectangle. Simple things, but we all start somewhere.
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Please excuse boyfriend’s shoddy blurry camerawork, and behold us looking all sensible and grown up.
In other news tomorrow marks my first time knitting in front of other people, which should be interesting (read: terrifying). I’m off to a vaguely local knitting group in a library, along with another girl from Ravelry who is new to the group too, so at least there are two of us. I’ll probably be the token newbie knitter though.
I’ve cast on a new project for the occasion, since one of my scarves is way too bulky to carry around and the other is too complicated to knit in company. Also because I wanted to, but that sounds less like a good reason. I’m using some of the yarn I won last week to make a pair of Strappy Stella Gloves, though as of yet I’m not sure how great they’ll look in the variegated yarn when they look so great in a solid colour. Time will tell, watch this space, and other such things.