i cooked. we ate. we played boardgames. we relaxed. i dyed wool. we talked on the phone A LOT. it was nice. and by we, i mean ben and i. but i also set a goal to finish this little sweater. holidays seem like my sabbath to me, a good time to focus on some gift knitting – clear my mind and focus on others. this little one is for someone in my knitting group who had her third boy 8 months ago. when i first met her she was very pregnant. i finished the second sleeve and the hood on thursday, picked up the edging stitches, and knit the first couple of rows. on friday i finished it, sewed in the ends, put the buttons on, finished the edging. one more baby sweater to go…
of course, there is a significant amount of the bright apple green that my camera hates. overall, the sweater is BRIGHT! fun! adventurous! i’ll try to come by a photo of him in it.
artyarns supermerino – a gift from my mother-in-law that was going to be some knee highs, but it waited in the stash too long and voila!
one ball cascade 220 superwash
the irony of the superwash in this sweater? the mama cloth dipers with wool soakers, likes wool, would know how to wash wool and love to have regular wool. but it was the yarn that worked and it was in the stash.
this was my first tomten and a very fun knit. i like EZ because i can read her short pithy directions and mostly memorize the section i’m working on. i still prefer the bsj :) of course, but i must say i’m dying to see that little hood on the little head!!