So… you might be expecting this post to be about a wonderful jumper/sweater (you pick) designed by a lovely lady and knitted by yours truly with truly wonderful yarn… but no.

I’m too traumatised.

This whole taking picture of yourself thing?  Much harder than you think.  Take it from me.

I’m in the house alone so first I had to track down the tripod which should have been in its rightful place in my study but wasn’t, of course.  First stop No 1’s room where I found the box… empty of course.  No 2 had the tripod – and I don’t want to know why.

First attempt:


I wasn’t ready.  And I realised it looks posed but I swear that’s the face I pulled whilst recounting something to my friend Helen.  Stop reading now if you wish.  I won’t be offended.

Take 2:


Slightly better although it’s obvious that I was trying to suck up my double chin.  And the whole matching hair/sweater/radiator cover?  A truly amazing fluke.  (I was being sarcastic when I said ‘amazing’, I look like an advert for ‘burnt sienna’)

This is my favourite:


It’s all … fuzzy, moody…. out of focus (on purpose of course… ahem)… very cool…

Still here? Well, well aren’t we gluttons for punishment…


This one was sooooo bad I had to chop it in half.  (Who else can manage out-of-focus on an automatic setting… geesh).

And here…


well, in this photo I look quite fed up with the whole thing and I’m thinking of getting a hanger or do a flat lay instead.  And if it looks like the cuffs are of different length? it’s because they truly are.  I’ve only just noticed it and I’m really annoyed about it.

No I’m not going to do anything about it.

But forget about my failing modelling career, or my ineptitude at counting rows…let’s talk more seriously about this pattern.

It’s fabulous.  Easy, perfect to watch TV and knit at the same time and with enough details to make it interesting when the miles and miles of stockinette stitch begin to wear you down or when season six of Homeland is finished (what??).

Look at that shoulder… how lovely is that?


It’s the perfect ‘throw it one’ and go sweater and I’m very pleased with how it turned out.

The yarn?  by Uncommon Thread is just divine.  It feels amazing on (no sarcasm this time), the only thing is I wasn’t ready for how much ‘relaxed’ it became after washing.  I would have knitted the body about 4 inches shorter than what I did.  But that’s entirely my fault for not swatching.

I know, I know… rookie mistake…

There is a strong possibility that I’ll knit another one.  After all we’ve just started ‘Breaking bad’.  We’ve been hit by the curse of Netflix.








6 thoughts on “– 71 – ‘Boxy’ sweater

  1. Kristina says:

    Gorgeous sweater–love the color! And the first picture is my favorite 🙂 😉 xx


  2. Shirley says:

    I love the sweater! Love the color, style and how relaxed it fits. It’s just wonderful. Love the photos – especially the next to last one with your arms crossed. Love the detail on the shoulders. It is just a fabulous sweater! I would smile every time I wore it.


  3. ruthsplace says:

    Gorgeous sweater, love the colour and the fit.


  4. driftwood says:

    gorgeous. and I think you did very well with your photography!

    we’re on season 4 of Homeland. Beware the evils of netflix! There was more than one occasion where we went to bed at about 2am because there was no way we could leave the cliffhanger ending of a Breaking Bad episode without finding out what happened next…………


  5. Anne B-A says:

    That looks a great jumper – I love the pattern. And I think the length is perfect!


  6. Well I think that the yarn, jumper and you all look fantastic!


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