I have to post again. I’ve gotten out of the habit.
I finished a BSJ this weekend for D’s coworker’s baby. I used Cascade 220 superwash paints. It’s pretty. I needed 1.7 balls (by mass!) that’s about 375 yards of worsted or aran weight yarn.
I only made 3 buttonholes because I don’t like a lot of buttons on my clothes. I hope the babys belly doesn’t get cold! The chest circumference is 19″ so is won’t fit the baby for a while, but hopefully it will be next fall/winter so it gets worn.
I started the woven bands pullover for D from interweave knits. He bought the subscription so he should get a sweater! I will say I’m using the pattern as a “suggestion” as the smallest size is smaller than D, I can’t get the row gauge right in a fabric we like (the sweater is knit side to side so row gauge is very important), it’s got 3/4 length sleeves and a boat neck.
I’m about 8″ up the right sleeve now. At this rate it might be done while it’s still cool enough to wear sweaters to work (or he’ll broil one day to wear it because it’s done).
I’m using the suggested Cascade Ecological Wool and it smells a bit farmy when wet. Fred can smell it when it’s dry. He took off with one of the skeins when it arrived here and has adopted the swatches as his own. He’s a very picky cat – only alpaca and ecological wool. Maybe something about south american yarn? He really did like the stuff my mom brought me back from Peru as well.
Anyways, pictures of the swatch in action
Maybe I’ll have a pair of socks done next?
It’s getting nice here so we got our second bike ride of the year in today. The BBQ also came out. Finally the sun has some heat to it!