Well, I do, because there was the run-up to Christmas, then the festivities, then the getting ready for the start of the new school term, the start of DD1's new term at music school, plus a school trip for DD2 (her class went to see the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical in London yesterday) and, well, with all the other mundane day-to-day 'things' that go on round here, it's nearly February already and I realised that I never got round to doing an FO post for my Relax sweater.
So, here it is:
One of the reasons I haven't got round to showing this off is because I've been wearing it a lot.
I love it and it ticks so many boxes:
- it's made from Regia sock yarn, so is easy care as it goes in the washing machine on a 40C, lowish spin cycle and then into the tumble dryer on the low-heat setting.
- it's light, so gives an extra bit of warmth, but not too much;
- the shape; it's easy-fitting so doesn't restrict movement.
The only thing I'd change if (probably when) I make another one is to make sure I've got enough yarn to make the sleeves longer (oh, and I might do more increases below the arms, but I think that's because I used a tighter tension/gauge than the pattern stated). As they are, they reach just below my elbows. But even that's fine because I've got a couple of long-sleeved t-shirts I can wear it with (and I might buy a couple more if I can find some that are long enough in the body - I really dislike t-shirts that ride up at the back leaving a gaps where drafts can get in).
All in all, a success, especially as I know I bought this yarn from Kemps when they were having a clearance sale. I can't remember how much I paid per ball, but it wasn't a great deal (I don't think it was more than £1.50 a ball). This means the sweater cost me a maximum of £12 for the yarn.
I have other things to show you, so I'll be back soon --- I promise!