Sunday, 6 December 2015

Gold Scout Tee // Hand Knitted Hat

My goodness it's been a hectic few weeks in the run up to our birthday trip to Vienna. We leave tomorrow afternoon. The bonus of having birthdays in the same calendar week is that my other half and I often get to spend both of them on holiday together.

Unfortunately illness has struck and I've spent the last fortnight in a fairly useless germ-ridden state! I've managed very little sewing whatsoever (the sewing I attempted on my second 'Bruyere' shirt was a disaster so saving it for when my brain is more up to the task!).

I do however have a second 'Scout Tee' (by Grainline Studio) to share, this time in golden yellow poly crepe.

This fabric was not nearly as forgiving as the monochrome viscose used in number one and so whilst I'm really happy with the overall fit -the finish could certainly be improved. At some point I'll unpick the narrow hems and adjust the stitch length/feed to reduce the puckering (truth is I'll probably be lazy and leave it).

Knitting requiring less energy / brain power has been firmly on the agenda of late. You can see from the pictures (taken by my pal Hannah of Donuts & Bolts -delicious vegan food!) that I've finished a second hat complete with bobble and am very nearly done with another pair of fingerless mitts to match. Not bad for a knitting newb!

Packing time, hurrah! See you on the other side...


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    1. Shucks, cheers Jem. I'll have to show you the outtakes :) x

  2. Oh they both look so great! Really like that yellow, and think the hems are fine. Like you, I'd resolve to change them but would inevitably leave it. The hat certainly doesn't make you look like a knitting newb! Hope you had a great time in Vienna and belated Happy Birthday!