How EXCITING is today’s post!!! I’m going to have to be careful that I don’t wear out my exclamation mark button today, because I am sooooooooooooooo thrilled to be finally posting the final post about the Great Mother-Daughter Knit Off… it has taken a lot longer to complete than I expected I must say, but that was due to a few things! But firstly, if you’ve only just become my blog friend, and have nooooo idea what this post is about, click HERE and a new window will pop up with the history of this event!
I have to admit…. Mum “won” by a country mile! She has been waiting to sell hers in her shop for weeks now, while mine has been stuffed in a bag down the side of one of my stash baskets (!) as I take a breather from a project that I deeply enjoyed, but just could not see the end of! It’s funny how quickly it came together…. for so long it was five pieces of curling up, shapeless knitting and I was thinking the end result would look terrible, but as soon as I started to sew it together it looked, well, like a little cardigan!!!!!!
Then crocheting around the edge, well, that just made it! Some of you noticed that my Mum did a picot edging on hers as the pattern said…. I considered it, but was concerned that doing that would leave too much room for error for a beginner like me, so decided I would hook around the edge later…..
And I’m super pleased I did! It drew in the edges nicely AND I got to do it in a different colour… you know me… that’s vital! That bit in the picture above is my favourite bit, the picot right around the edge….
Oh and the little buttons!
Just LOOK at those CUTIE little pink buttons! I marvel at them…. it’s ridiculous….
I must admit, I had a little help from my Mum!!! She was the one to pick up the stitches around the neck line for me and er… she also put the sleeves on using the three needle bind off, but I did three needle bind off on the shoulders! I promise I didn’t make her do allllllll the hard parts!!!!! She said she discovered my little secret when doing the sleeves, that one was 48 stitches at the top and one was 49… he he he!!! Isn’t she the best!
THANK YOU MUM….. THIS WAS FUN!!!!!!
Did you just hear my squeal of excitement then??? I am so excited that I made a garment, just over the moon. As soon as KB saw it she said “I bet you wish you could fit that” (after lengthy praise and pointing out that she’d like one in natural!) and she is SO RIGHT! I really wish it was my size because I would love it! I have it hanging in my lounge and I sit and look at it, willing it to grow…. sadly, no such luck!
Ready to see Mum’s?
Beautiful!!! And naturally… flawless perfection in knitting form!!!! And doesn’t it look stunning on my crochet hangers…. they FINALLY make an appearance on my blog as props!
And a big TA-DAAA moment from the two of us….
It turned out so much better than I could have imagined and I’m now looking around for my next challenge, although I think I feel confident to go this alone….. (with supervision!!!)
Quick edit!!!!! You may notice that mine is longer than Mum’s…. I made a mistake and made mine 2cms longer, hers is correct, it’s just a short kimono!!!!!! XXXX
OK then! I hope you enjoyed that process! It took 1 month and 1 day from beginning post to end… it felt so much longer! Thank you for all of your lovely comments in the update posts, and my lesson to you from this experience is…. if I can do it, you can too!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a beautiful day everyone, may your thoughts and hearts be full of peace,
Lots and lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX