I'm pleased I'm not the only one who doesn't like seaming up their knitting, Kate at Haunted Yarns posted recently in a similar vein. I finished knitting Jake from Rowan Junior by Kim Hargreaves a while ago but left the pieces lying around which I produced another pair of socks before tackling the stitching, which is quite disgraceful really as it's such a small garment.I used Sirdar Juicy DK colour Denim rather than the All Seasons Cotton recommended so there was some adjustment to make but it's turned out fine. I enjoyed the pattern very much, the 80% bamboo 20% cotton yarn is soft and silky, quite splity and tended to unravel when I was sewing but I'd definitely use it again.
The jumper is on it's way down to Yorkshire for Daniel who was born a couple of weeks ago, a new brother for Phoebe my adorable virtual niece, actually no relation at all. Phoebe is already a wearer of my hand knits, in fact last time she came to visit she asked me to teach her to knit and I sent her home with large wooden needles and some wool. I believe she's still practising though has her hands rather full at the moment. I had nice note back from Mum when I emailed to say I had a jumper for Daniel that I wanted to put on my blog and asking permission to include a photo of the baby. I quote Thank you so much for knitting for him - your knitting is just divine - I have kept Phoebe's little crossover cardi you knitted her as a baby - it's in her Keepsake box, it's just exquisite. That is so rewarding, I'm delighted the family like my knitting, but really my achievement is nothing compared to these two gorgeous children.