I haven’t done a December wrap up or a 2019 wrap up because I’ve still got projects to share. Guess who finally made a Love Note sweater that she’s keeping for herself?! ME!
To say I’m excited is an understatement. I knit two love notes this summer, I gave the first Love Note to my sister Anne because yellow is her color. I gave the second Love Note to my Mom because blue is her color. But this one, with this gorgeous Hedgehog Fibers hot pink mash up was too good to give to anyone. I actually bought the Hedgehog Fibers yarn from Stephen and Penelope and ordered the Skinny Singles in Jelly and paired it with their Alpaca Boucle base in Gossip instead of just straight mohair. I loved the color combo that it created. It’s hot pink and red base with little bits of rainbow mixed it – it’s me.
Also, every time I’ve made this pattern I mess up my first repeat of the lace pattern but I love it because you really can’t tell. I’m making a fourth Love Note sweater, this time for my sister Helen so all four of us can have the same sweater but in different colors. And for her sweater I put stitch markers for all the repeats so not to mess up the lace pattern.
I knit the medium in full length and made the sleeves slightly shorter than what they recommend but it was the right length for me. This sweater style is becoming a favorite. It’s a a great piece to throw over a dress as a layer or to wear with high waisted pants/jeans (which are my favorite).
Also this goes great with my floral print cat eye glasses. I love bold eye wear and when I updated my prescription I went back to Zenni Optical to get new glasses, so you’ll see them here too. And I’ve got one more sweater to photograph this week that was finished before the end of the year and then I’ll do some end of the year wrap ups!