By late afternoon yesterday it became obvious that Butterfly was the runaway hit.
So Butterfly it is. I started last night.
The pattern directs you to start with the back, but I started with the fronts. I’m not overly concerned about matching the stripes, but I think it would look better if the two fronts sort of matched each other. So they’ll be knitted first. That way I’ve got all my yarn to look over and choose the skeins that appear to match.
Fernito is Finito . . . Almost
Yes, I finished the knitting on Fern yesterday, but did not start assembling her. (When did I get to be such a rebel? Tossing aside an unassembled sweater to start a new one. Oooh! Naughty! But I’ll get to it in a day or two) An interesting note: I used more yarn than the pattern called for. This almost never happens to me. I almost always use less. But I needed to dip into an eighth skein of Rown Kid Classic on the sleeve cap of the last sleeve. Go figure.
I did buy an extra skein last week when I was at Knit Happens because it looked like I was using yarn at an alarming rate. Turns out I was right.
Note to Caryn:
I bought the Rowan Vintage Style book on September 18 at Knit Happens, and they had it a couple of days before that. So it’s out! It’s out!
And a question:
You often mention that you just happen to have enough of a yarn to make a particular sweater. Is this because you find a yarn you like, even if you don’t have a specific purpose for it, and buy a sweaters worth? And do you usualy make the colorway in the pattern?
I will often buy a sweater’s worth of a yarn I like, tis true. And then it marinates in the stash for ages. But I did knit Klaralund from stash yarn.
As for knitting sweaters in the colorway shown in the pattern, I’d say I more often don’t — I usually prefer to choose my own colorway.
Yowie zowie, but we had some serious rain last night! The remnants of hurricane Jeanne blew through and kicked up a fuss.
But Lucy was prepared.