I’ve finally finished sewing up the Richard Poppleton Rimini Jumper:
The only thing I don’t like about it is the ribs. Because the yarn is a cotton mix there’s no stretch in it. I washed it after I’d finished it and when it had dried the ribs seem to have flattened out so they’re a bit flappy. If they get on my nerves too much I’ll have to sew some shirring elastic into them to tighten them up a bit.
The yarn is really soft, here’s a close up:
You can’t really tell from the photo how soft it actually is, you’ll just have to take my word for it.
I’ve just finished sewing up a balaclava that I finished knitting a couple of years ago. It’s made from the same sock yarn as the scarf and gloves I made a few weeks ago, so I’ve got a matching set. Whether or not I’ll actually wear the balaclava is debatable – I’m more of a woolly hat person. We’ll see.
Talk to you later,