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A jumper four years in the making

Mustard Estelle Jumper
Mustard Estelle Jumper
Mustard Estelle Jumper

Here’s some more pictures of that mustard jumper from my smiling post!

This one has a bit of a backstory. I started this in early 2014, then abandoned it when I found out I was pregnant with Ellis, leaving it with one sleeve missing. I then considered it again in early 2016 (it’s on in my 2016 Knitting Plans post, of which only the Dotted Rays actually happened in 2016). With all that time passing I had actually convinced myself there was more to do than there was, so when I did finally pick it up (not sure when) I was pleasantly surprised. Then I finished it and ended up with sleeves that are too long. I put it away for ripping back the sleeves, but then never got round to it and then once again persuaded myself it was worse than it was.

Then when I tried it on I realised it wasn’t as bad as all that, and decided not to bother shortening the sleeves. There’s a few other mistakes anyway, so some more won’t do any harm, and the sleeves aren’t actually long enough to get in the way. I’ve actually worn it quite a few times since I’ve resurrected it and am very pleased with it!

I am so buoyed by this that I am now seriously considering attempting another jumper. I know I shouldn’t…

Mustard Estelle Jumper
Mustard Estelle Jumper
Mustard Estelle Jumper
Mustard Estelle Jumper

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Jessica 20 November 2017, 8:17 am

    Oh, it’s lovely! As a long-limbed person, I’m always delighted when sleeves are that long on me – it’s what I consider “long enough”! Anyway, you look wonderful, I’m glad you’re enjoying this at last.

  • Lorena 23 November 2017, 2:00 pm

    Good for you Franca ! you finished it no matter how long it took 🙂 which is what really counts and I think it totally works.
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  • Sarah H 12 December 2017, 4:19 pm

    It looks lovely and cosy and the colour is great. I think you should start another 😀

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