We are enjoying the last little bits of fall here in Minnesota.
The only leaves left with some color are the ones on my table. The rest have all fallen and we are awaiting snow this week. It seems early to me, but then again, the Christmas decorations will probably come out next weekend. Can you believe that?
There is something about the change in seasons and the cold weather that makes me even more obsessed with knitting. I love picking out all the projects I plan to make over the winter months – though I may not get them all done!
I have two finished projects to share today. It started with me wanting to make this pattern – the Flyaway Hoodie by Joji Locatelli.
I ordered the yarn – one of my favorites – Madelinetosh DK. It’s a hand-dyed yarn, so there is always some variation. But when the yarn came, I wasn’t happy with the variations between the skeins. 3 were brighter blue and 3 were a duller blue. I ordered 3 more skeins, telling the company to match the picture on the website. They came and were a good enough match to 3 of the skeins to move forward with my sweater. I started the hoodie, but in the end, didn’t have enough yarn for long sleeves or the hood.
I was disappointed that it’s not a hoodie, but it is soft and comfortable. On the positive side, without the hood you see the cables on the back much better.
There is even a little cable on the sleeve.
My leftover yarn became this project for Carter. You can see the difference in the yarn colors –
The pattern is called “A Little Spare Time” by Terri Kruse.
I have to say that I like his sweater better than mine!
It’s a very simple design, but I love the raglan sleeves, the collar and the giant button.
And what could be better than this blue-eyed boy in a cuddly blue sweater.
It was really hard getting him to sit still for pictures. Most of them look more like this. Cute, but they don’t show off the sweater!
Here’s the flat (and still) shot, so you can see the details.
I am working on a couple of quilting posts, so I’ll be back with those soon!