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):
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:
She kept making me laugh!
She wanted to try taking a picture from above, with me on the ground and her up on the deck:
And then we swapped position:
Didn’t she do a great job? One last photo from 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:
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, 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:
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.