Wednesday, 11 June 2014


   I finally finished Alex's sweater! And despite making the smalls size in smaller needles, it does actually fit him. He kept saying he wanted it to be fitted, but the entire time I was dreading getting to the end and having him try it on and it did not fit. But in the end the perfect reward for being done is seeing it fit him perfectly, and exactly the way he wanted it.

   The pattern is Hugo by Veronik Avery, from Brooklyn Tweed Men. The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Whiskey Barrel, 6 skeins total.

   This also means I can finally turn my attention to new projects, but the overwhelming question now is what to knit first? After the cables and neck alterations, see my previous post about the shawl collar here, I was ready for something simple. I have also been avoiding looking at the four sweater quantities of various Madelinetosh yarns I ordered for myself, so maybe the time is ripe for me to cast on one of those. Or perhaps I should just focus on getting back to my grey mink sweater that I was working on before the wedding craziness took over my life. (Yes that's right, mink, like the coats. Lotus Mimi is 100% mink, super warm soft and fuzzy, but sadly our distributor is not planning to bring in more of the yarn for more complex importation style reasons. If you are curious, we do still have quite a bit of it at the store where I work, Passionknit.)

   To avoid making a more lasting decision, I cast on a baby sweater out of some Indigo Dragonfly Merino Sock in the colour way: Don't You Just Love This Party? Everything's So Fancy, And There's Some Sort of Hot Cheese Over There, it was totally the name that sold me. The pattern is Newborn Vertebrae, one of my favourites. Not sure exactly which baby it will be for, I know of a couple that are on their way this Fall/Winter, and the colour is pretty gender neutral. Might be a matter of whose shower sneaks up on me first. However, since this little sweater knits up quick I will soon be back where I started. Leave a comment if you have a vote on what I should knit next: mink sweater, new tosh sweater, or something completely different.

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