Monday, October 24, 2011

Deja Vu

So, I made another one of these February Lady Sweaters for my mom. I finished it about the middle of September. Photos:

The yarn is Malabrigo merino worsted in the American Beauty colorway. Made one helluva squishy, soft, lofty sweater! I used about 4.5 skeins (a little more, but definitely not all 5) on size 9 needles. Mom really loved it! I have to admit that this wasn't the easiest thing in the world to block, but I think it turned out a-ok!

And here's a closer picture so you can see the buttons better. I also got these from LiDDesigns on Etsy. I highly recommend her for truly unique and beautiful buttons. She gladly does custom work and the quality is amazing.

I have actually started yet ANOTHER of these sweaters for my mother-in-law. I'm about 70% done. I think I will hold off on making more, though. (I had originally planned to knit one for each of my sisters for Christmas!) I learned that my new boss' wife is having a baby in April. So I'm going to start a baby blanket for them as soon as I'm done with the sweater for my mother-in-law. I'm waiting for the yarn to arrive! And I am also going to make one of those knitted bunnies that you shape and sew from a basic, knit square.


Susan Hamson said...

As they say in the Melrose: "That's beeyooteeful, hon."

Beth said...

Lovely sweater!