Finished! Winter Traveler (the first)

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All finished: Winter Traveler (the first, since M was so darned cute in mine that I’m knitting a second one for her!)

As promised in my previous post: I finished my Winter Traveler sweater, and here’s a post about it!

Ravelry Project Page
Pattern: Winter Traveler, by Julia Farwell-Clay
Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool (in brown and hot pink)
Needles: size 8
Time to knit: about a month and a half

I never quite fell in love with intarsia, and boy oh boy were there a lot of ends to weave in when all was said and done, but I’m really tickled with how it turned out. I made some modifications, most obviously in terms of the fit (it’s much closer fitting, because I knit the 42″ size but at a gauge that gave me more like a 34″ sweater) and the neckline (I did a folded 1×1 rib neckline instead of the pattern’s funnel neck):

Closeup of Neckline

These first two photos were taken by me (using the timer), but after that, I had my daughter help me with photos this time, which turned out better than I expected! There were plenty of blurry ones, and ones with funky angles, but quite a few good shots, too! She mostly wanted to take “silly” pictures of me:

I asked M to help me take pictures, but she only wanted to take “silly” ones!

She kept making me laugh!

mama laughing while M takes pictures

She wanted to try taking a picture from above, with me on the ground and her up on the deck:

She also took some looking down on me from the deck. I was a little nervous letting her use my real camera, but she was surprisingly careful with it!

And then we swapped position:

From below

Didn’t she do a great job? One last photo from M:

A closeup, taken by M

So, how about that “the first” in the title of this post? Well, when I finished weaving in the ends yesterday afternoon, M asked if she could try the sweater on, and, well, it was pretty much the cutest thing ever:

As soon as I wove in the last end on my Winter Traveler sweater, M asked to put it on. OMG, it’s so cute on her! Except for the sleeves being too long (because mama has monkey arms), it’s the perfect sort of slouchy sweater on her. I’m really tempted to m

Except for the sleeves being too long (because mama has monkey arms!), it’s the perfect sort of slouchy sweater on her! It’s not even THAT much of a tunic on her, because she’s all torso in a way that I am most definitely not.

Seriously, the cuteness! I *might* have enough Eco Wool left over to knit her one of her own.

Seriously, she was just beyond cute in it. And she asked ever so sweetly if I could make her one just like it, the same size and everything, just shorter sleeves. And I checked my stash, and I did in fact have one more skein of the brown Eco Wool (and still plenty left over of the hot pink skein, too), so…it’s happening:

It’s happening. Winter Traveler, the second, for M.

Oh, kiddo, mama wants to be a selfish knitter and make more mama-sweaters this summer, but you’re just so darned cute, and such an appreciative knitwear recipient, you win every time.

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