When Lara was first finished a week ago and she just didn’t fit right I didn’t miss a beat until I started to frog her. The yarn and jacket style were too nice to ignore or turn into a UFO. The trip to the pond took her back to the top of the first sleeve and I began again from that point adding 10 rows to the width. This made a more comfortable fit and her warmth made the perfect companion for a trip into the mountains on Sunday.
At first I thought I’d show you pictures of her with a pin on the side as several others have shown. But it seemed the more I wore and played in her the more she seemed to be that cozy, jacket style sweater you throw on for some extra warmth any day and not an elegant item with jewels….at least not for me. She will be like my Everyday Cardi, a warm and cozy friend. I love the color with jeans and she was warm enough to wear, sans a coat, for the 'photo shoot' at the Silver Fork Lodge. The closure is a hair pick with a beaded tassel and I like the way it closes near the neckline and not at the waist. Thanks Alison for the idea. Lara enjoyed her trip the Great Salt Lake, too and I enjoyed her company as the day, while windless (see the water is like glass?), was on the chilly side. Lara is cozy and cuddly and will be a joy to wear this winter…a true blue friend.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Alpaca Silk, 18 balls Denim Blue LYS
Pattern: Alpaca Silk Book, Lara
Needles: 32” #8 Addi’s (slightly larger gauge than called for)
Time: 9-23-04 to 10-23-04
It's Melanie's birthday so make sure you tell her to make it a good one (candy corn is a good start, Mel!)