This has been in the works for quite sometime now. I've knitted on and off again for (eek) months. Not because of any other reason than pure busy-ness. My hat goes off to those knitters that take their knitting everywhere….. I'm just not usually one of them. My evenings have been full of kid activities, bee school, (lots) of shop sewing…… and the knitting just sat and waited for me. It's good like that you know? It just waits….
But finally….. FINALLY it's done.
Just in time for spring weather when they shed their jackets as they run and play in the woods. I didn't even block it. I should, I know. But I was so excited to put it on that boy of mine. I am smitten. Jackie of Luna Grey Fiber Arts dyed up the soft brown just for me to match her stunning orange spice. The yellow is curry. I can tell you every time I did venture out with this sweater, I got lots of ooohing and ahhhing over that orange. It is so lovely! This bulky yarn really knits up quickly too. Thank goodness for the world's slowest knitter. Ahem~
You can see the pattern and yarn details here. I should have knit those sleeves longer, I made an 8 thinking it would be long enough…. it is but perhaps not into next fall like I had hoped. The only time I strayed from the pattern was to add those stripes in. And I wanted stripes on just the one sleeve. I like the way it came out. Sort of puts a modern edge on a soft chunky handknit, no?
And one last thing, that furry girl of mine up there. Sweet Maggie Blue…. she loves this boy. She loves the two little kids in general. That picture of her *so* captures her personality. Swoon…..
I'll see you tomorrow for a belated list of weekend link love….
ps ~ I'm visiting over in Meryl's space today with some thoughts on spring….. do come & say hello!