Well, that was a hoot!
I knit this Stopover in 8 days, and then set it aside to wait for my color pop swap yarn to arrive in the mail. What a difference a color pop makes!
The swap yarn arrived shortly after I got home from Madrona. (Go back to the previous two posts if you missed the Madrona fun.) I auditioned all but the purples, which were too dark against the lapis background. And I tried my green one more time.
Orange, yellow, green? Yellow! It looks like daffodils and bluebells in spring.
I’m super happy with this sweater. Thanks so much to bluecanarygirl (Ravelry) for organizing the yarn swap. The yellow makes my heart sing.
The sweater fits perfectly, with a bit of ease but not a ton. It did not change size with blocking (I didn’t want it to). I did spin some of the water out of it, but I put it into the top loading washer in an up and down orientation so the spin wouldn’t elongate the body or arms. Short spin, rearrange, short spin. Pat out to dry.
The Lett-Lopi wool isn’t super scritchy; it’s like wearing a cloud. Except at the neck. I took the FO picture without a turtleneck under it, because I wanted to show the neckline (you can see a bit of my black T). But yesterday I wore it with turtleneck, and it was perfect.
Thanks to Mary Jane Mucklestone for a perfect pattern, and Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner at Mason-Dixon Knitting for dreaming up this very fun KAL! You can see a collage of FO’s over at the MDK blog; I see me in there! That post has links to all the help you’d ever need if you want to bang out a Stopover of your own. My Ravelry project page with notes is here.
Other recent fun? Clara Parkes was here to read from her new book, Knitlandia, at Powell’s in Portland last Saturday. Guess who won a Claramel?
The green knitting in the photo is done! Time to block, and finish up the pattern. Reveal coming soon…
Stopover looks great. Glad to know about the fit. Nice to see you at Clara’s gathering of the knitting cult in Portland. (my neighbor keeps telling me that knitters are a cult)
Love the different color pops. I made bobbles instead. They pop in a very different way.
Adorable! And even though I love the green, the yellow is the one. Great job.
Our lives are rhyming, what with the Stopovers and seeing Clara in fine bookstores in our respective cities. Thanks for all the KAL love, Michele!
Lookin’ good – I got my extra colors after I got too impatient and used another yarn for my pops. Someday, Madrona!