Hurrah! It's finally finished-
my lovely sister's
Christmas Birthday sweater!
(And, only a few days after her birthday.)
I think she's pleased with it.
At least, she's not telling me if she isn't. ;)
We've had some more snow & quite cold weather lately.
I'm glad it didn't go *poof* Spring outside so that she can get some good wear out of it,
before packing it away for the season.
I used Wool of the Andes Worsted from Knit Picks in Cobblestone Heather,
and this free pattern by Debbie Bliss from Love Knitting.
I just love looking at all the intricate cables.
They really are such fun to knit.
Although, they are time consuming, and brain consuming.
After all. that. grey.
I was craving some color!
My Cath Kidston Sewing Kit was my color inspiration for this sweater.
I'm using Knit Picks Palette in Rosehip, Wonderland Heather, & Custard.
I just had the yarn in my stash. Knit Picks runs great sales throughout the year,
so I always snag any color I'd like to see in person.
(It's never quite how it looks on my screen!)
Pretty much if it has a cute name I'll like it. =)
The pattern is a free WWII era "Your Victory Jumper" from the Victoria & Albert Museam Website.
Unfortunately, I've run out of my "Wonderland Heather" & I have the sleeves left to knit.
So I'll need to make another yarn order before I can finish. (Tragic I know. I just hate buying yarn.) ;)
One of my Aunties has commissioned this fox scarf. So I'll make it in the meantime. :D
Isn't it the cutest thing? It's also a free pattern. (Man, I'm on fire!) :P
I'll be knitting it in Knit Picks' Brava Premium Acrylic.
I've never used it before, because I'm so terribly fond of wool & cotton.
Aunt G. says wool makes her itch so... acrylic it is!
I've never been disappointed with anything I've bought from KP so maybe this will be the start of a new chapter in my knitting. (But I don't think so.) ;)
I'm glad I squeezed this post in before the end of February.
Tomorrow, being March 1st, is my unofficial First Day of Spring. :D
I've got plenty-o-cotton yarn in the stash to start planning some warm weather knits...