You read that title correctly, I finished another Love Note. After making one and giving it to my Mom, then making a second one and giving it to my sister Anne, then making a third I knew would be just for me, I realized I couldn’t leave my sister Helen out. This Love Note belongs to her. And I’ve been working on this one one and off since the new year.
With each sweater I make, especially when I know it will go to someone else, I try to think about what colors would be perfect for them. My sister Helen loves blues, greys, burgundies and purples. The yarn I chose was Madelinetosh High Twist (dk weight) in Blind Love – isn’t the name just perfect for this sweater? I thought so.
I wanted to make a Love Note that didn’t have mohair and Helen’s was the version that won. The drape on this one is definitely different and it has a bit more weight to it, it isn’t as light as the previous versions. But I do love how it turned out and how pretty this yarn is. It has a burgundy base with pops of violet and gold running through it. Colors I know my sister will really love. The only modification I made was to add about an extra inch in length to the body before I started short rows.
Will I make another Love Note? Perhaps. Should Jellybean get one? Maybe. I’m thinking that I have to get my mother and sisters together to take a picture of us all wearing our Love Note sweaters and then I’d feel like Jellybean definitely needed one if I did that. But trying to get the four of us together to take a picture that we will all love is harder than you’d expect. So don’t hold your breath on that one. But for now, I’m just happy to send this one off to its new home.