I think it is fitting that the name of the pattern I chose to knit for my husband and Jellybean is the Crazyheart sweater because I’m pretty crazy about them both.
I initially planned to make all three of us this sweater but didn’t love the color palette I originally picked. Since this is a bottom up sweater I knit the sleeves and the body on Kendell’s and put the colorwork on hold until I could figure out what I wanted. And then I knit my Planter Pullover and the color palette just felt so right to me. I’m glad I did because that inspired the yellow and blue-green color palette for all of us!
I picked the Crazyheart sweater because I wanted something that was graphic for my husband but I wanted to do a little colorwork. This was the perfect balance. The main body color is one of my favorites, Berroco Vintage DK in Dove and the colorwork is a mix of Hikoo Skacel Simplicity (I like that they’re little skeins perfect for colorwork and only $8 each) in Aqua Mint, Honeycomb and Orange. The dark teal is Miss Babs Yowza Mini in Rainforest.
For Jellybean’s Crazyheart, I decided to make the main body color the deep teal. I knit her sweater top down, so it made the colorwork a little trickier, coupled with the fact that her yoke is also small I just kept it minimal. I wanted her to coordinate with one of us and I knew that it would be really cute if she matched my husband since she is always matching me.
Later this week I’ll share our holiday pics that we took together, but I wanted to at least share the thought process behind what I ended up creating for us. This is honestly, my favorite project of the year, creating our holiday sweaters. Whether I send out cards or not it is another marker of a year of our little family and I frame the pics because they just make me so happy.