Manjumper: The Ordinary Knitter – episode 48

The Ordinary Knitter Podcast
Manjumper: The Ordinary Knitter – episode 48
My haul from Alison’s clearout

Welcome to episode 48 of The Ordinary Knitter, the knitting podcast that’s (mostly) about the projects. My name is Heather and I’m @theordknitter on Twitter, @theordinaryknitter on Instagram and @ordinaryknitting on Ravelry. This week: that manjumper, knitting magazines and pattern books, and slow progress – or no progress – with my new-found enthusiasm for dressmaking. Thank you for sticking with it while I took a little while off. It was partly down to not having much to say about endless yards of 300+ stitches of 6×6 rib, and partly because my mojo took a break.

Ft knitting patterns:


Just cracked open the second 400g skein of Aldi’s Kirkton House aran

I had a plan. That plan was to make my husband’s necessarily large jumpers during the summer so that there was no pressure to finish it while the north wind blew and the leaves swirled. I’ve come to the conclusion that that was a misjudgment. In the warm weather having a large aran jumper draped cross your lap isn’t very appealling, especially when it’s such a repetitive pattern. I started putting off picking it up in the evenings and played too much Solitaire on the laptop instead. I wasn’t knitting anything else or going to my knitting groups either and had to acknowledge that my mojo had left the building. But, I’ve made progress with the first sleeve, having made 10 increases out of 12 (yup, one more than when I recorded two days ago – there’s no stopping me now!) and am now back in my stride.


Music credit:

“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (
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