Sweater #1: I started sometime in the summer. A new yarn made it's way into the shop and it soon became a favourite of many customers. Malabrigo Arroyo is a DK weight superwash, hand dyed, merino (sigh..)! It was a delight to knit, even if I had to use 2 balls at the same time to keep the colours blending well throughout the sweater. The sweater is a 'Knitting pure and simple' pattern, top down, no seams and custom fit and it does. The clasp is new to the shop from JUL designs.
Sweater # 2:
I began this shortly after a Baby Boy was born. The shop is filled with lovely baby samples that could have easily worked as a quick baby gift, but none suited this baby. I chose another favourite yarn; Liberty wool from Classic Elite. Washable wool with great long runs of colour.
I started when we moved The Boy back to school. I didn't like the way the colours were 'pooling' so it was 'frogged'. I began again with the same yarn opting to alternate 2 balls to give the sweater a striped effect, again the colours pooled. The light turquoise and almost mustard colour became too strong for a sweater for a tiny baby. I frogged again. I was about to give up when 'The Boy' suggested I take out the offending colours. (I don't like to do that as I think that the designers of the yarn 'know' colours.)
I pulled out all the light turquoise and yellow! Made a short sleeved version as I was now short of yarn. I think it is perfect!
Let's just say it needs some work?
Don't forget Santa comes to Bowmanville on Saturday, the Parade starts at 10:30 and finishes at about noon.
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