Thank you all so much for your comments about the sweater. I feel like I’m floating today. I don’t think I missed anyone but if I did, thank you! Thank you thank you thank you. You guys ROCK.
Sadly, there’s no rest for the wicked. My impulse knit of tangled yoke put me pretty far behind on my crazy-as-usual holiday schedule. So I’ve started work on a sweater for Jessica, the wonderful woman I hope someday to call my sister-in-law, if hubby’s brother Adam ever gets off his butt and asks her to marry him. She’s getting the HoJo pullover from the Fall 2002 Interweave Knits.
It just screams Jessica to me. Retro but very, very hip. I may change the neck to a regular crew–I don’t remember ever seeing her in a turtleneck before, and people tend to feel pretty strongly about them–but so far, it’s going very quickly.
I’m knitting it out of Berroco’s Pure Merino, since the specified yarn is discontinued, and keeping the same Howard Johnson’s color scheme. I’m in love with this yarn. Seriously. It’s as soft as bamboo, as springy as any wool you’ll ever meet, and MACHINE WASHABLE. It doesn’t get better than this.
Of course, I’m a selfish one, so I’m also knitting a sock on the side. The mate to Stacey’s lovely Victorian Lace sock, to be exact. This house is the chilliest I’ve ever lived in, and I’m finding a serious need for hand-knit socks.
So I’m knitting a few rows on it here, a few there. You know, whenever Jacob stops trying to stab the carpet with the dpns.
And just because I’ve been accused of being stingy with the Jacob photos (*smiles*), here’s one of him trying to teach the sock how to play the recorder.
Think the sock will tell him to blow on the other end?