Just thought I'd stop by and say hello...and share my grinches and gripes about the Rowan Herringbone Jacket from their men's pattern book which I've been making for some months for my other half.
I've made 3 arms and no, he doesn't have an extra arm...and I seem to have done more unpicking and re-doing than on anything I've knitted. I like it and it's looks good BUT the herringbone pattern has been a complete nightmare. It's taken this long to work out how the pattern works and the pattern glibly mentions increasing or decreasing in pattern as if it was the easiest thing in the world.
I have got to grips with it nearly so if anyone else is going to give it a go, let me know and I'll pass on some tips and save you knitting 3 sleeves. I have the top of the front to redo (only for the 4th time) and then we're nearly there.
On another note, it's my Mum's 7oh birthday in November and I'd like to make her something. She's not really a fitted-jumper or lacy-shawl kind of lady and has a tendency towards glitzy...and a good gin and tonic. You get the picture. Any ideas for something a bit special would be gratefully received.
Grinch grinch grump grump
But greetings,all the same, from the UK