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My Redy is ready!

In my last post, I mentioned that I probably wouldn’t be able to finish my Drops Alpaca Bouclé Redy pullover before I travel to Poland since I always slow down at the stage of knitting sleeves. But surprise, surprise! This pattern is so straight-forward, including the sleeves (no body shaping and no decreasing in the sleeves), that it took me only two evenings to knit the both sleeves and weave in the ends. And now I can enjoy all this cosy squishiness and wear it on my travel to feel comfortable and warm!

The pattern suggests to turn the jumper inside out and wear it with the wrong side out, but honestly, I didn’t like the way it looked after turning. Especially the faux seam on both sides (one purl stitch on each side that divides the front and the back of the sweater) looked bad and wonky. After trying out both options, I decided to just wear it as it had been knitted: with the right side out. This works really well for me, even though the ribbed parts (sleeves and the bottom body rib) are not as clearly visible as on the wrong side.

I’ve tried a few different options of draping the collar, but in the end, my favourite one is with the collar’s border turned inside and draped loosely around the shoulders. It’s a very casual, relaxed look and I like it a lot.

This is how the collar looks stretched

As usual, I ended up with a little over 1 skein of yarn left. My plan is to use it (sometimes in the unspecified future) to make an amigurumi – maybe a poodle dog or a little sheep.

I don’t think I’m going to work on anything else before my trip, and I’m not taking any projects with me. I have a lot planned for the last two days before leaving, and to be honest, even now I’m so tired that I can barely keep my eyes open. And do you remember when some time ago I mentioned our planned weekend trip to Belfast? Well, of course, we had to cancel it, because our car had broken down, so instead of a nice trip, we had to have it fixed. I just hope it’s the last thing that broke down, after the vacuum cleaner, washing machine and my mobile phone.

Which by the way reminds me that we finally have the new washing machine! Let me end the post here, with this positive update 😉

Also, I decided it was time to hide my Christmas mug and replace it with my every day one again… till December!


7 thoughts on “My Redy is ready!

  1. Wow! Look at you go! It turned out super! Couldn’t help thinking that if you turned the neck down with the end outside you could put a decorative scatter pin or shawl pin on through both thicknesses, positioned just to the side but not quite on your shoulder, to dress it up for fancy. That’s such a versatile sweater, it could go jeans or really dressy or anything in between. Hope you have a great time in Poland and get to spend lots of good times with your loved ones. As for being a crazy cat lady, just remember this: It’s not crazy if you talk to your cats. It’s only crazy if they reply!

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  2. Wow, it turned out just beautiful! ❤ (You must’ve been waiting to use that title. :-P) It’s great that you finished the sweater before your travel, I hope you have a wonderful time in Poland.

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  3. What a gorgeous sweater! I’m glad you were able to finish it before your vacation! I’m sorry you weren’t able to make it out to Belfast 😦 But yay for a new washing machine! I hope you are having a great vacation!

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