Happy Friday everyone!
We have settled back in our regular routine. We had such a lovely trip. I am looking forward to Spring's appearance now that we are home... anytime now... seriously, tomorrow wouldn't be too soon.
This coming milder weather (soon!) should be the perfect time for Doodlebug to wear her new jacket.
It is knit from an aran weight tweed that is gray with fun multicoloured specks. It is also, sadly, discontinued.
I really enjoyed knitting this very clever pattern and as super happy with how it's turned out. You start with the cable yoke and then pick up stitches to knit down to the body and up to the hood. So smart!
I finished it off with toggle buttons I bought at John Lewis in Wales. I love that they will always remind me of our amazing family vacation.
I had to knit with 4.0mm needles to get gauge and a fabric I was happy with. That is pretty small needles for aran weight yarn and it made the cable yoke very stiff and difficult to work. If I could do it again, I would go one needle size up for the yoke. My only modification was to make the hood a couple centimetres smaller than the pattern suggests because previous knitters on ravelry said it came out too big. I am happy with how how it looks.
Overall, this was a pretty awesome knit.
By: Kyoko Nakayoshi
(I admit, not the world's most inspiring pattern name)
At the risk of jinxing myself, I think Doodlebug
is finally might be starting to come out of the terrible twos... Maybe. She was actually willing to do a bit of a photo shoot in her new sweater... as long as she could wear her new boots. She calls them her "matching" boots because I have a pair just like them. Only bigger. Doodlebug is most concerned that my current knitting project is actually for me ; )
She's cute but I am done with two. Bring on three! (And yes, I know her birthday isn't until July. A girl can dream, can't she?) Next, we get to start potty training. Woo hoo.
Linking up with Tami's FO Friday, of course!