With recent knitting projects, I’ve been slowly working my way through the yarn I bought this summer at Jimmy Beans Wool. It felt like I had all the time in the world to knit up some hats and sweaters, and now suddenly it’s cold out and none of the kids have any winter-wear. Whoops.
The Burton Bear Cowl was a super-quick knit because the yarn is so bulky. And the adorable, messy little child pictured above (honestly. I washed her face five minutes before this picture. What happened?) has been wearing it everywhere.
This Devonshire Cream Cowl was, I think, my first experience knitting with merino wool. My heavens. So soft. I like this cowl because it’s not too large and droopy like some I’ve seen. Around here, we actually need them to keep our necks warm and a drapey, droopy cowl just ain’t gonna cut it, sister.
And now, I’ve moved on to the Olearia sweater for my oldest girl. I like that it comes with a few sleeve and bodice variations so you can mix-and-match. I’m doing this one as a long-sleeved, full sweater with gathered sleeves, but I could see knitting a sweet little bolero to go over an Easter dress in the spring (probably long-sleeved again, because we still get snow at Easter).
Knitting and watching football — I do love fall! (My husband has stopped laughing at me for knitting during football, but he did leave the room when I asked whether I should drink white wine or an appletini while cheering on the Broncos.)
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