3.14.2012

Bright Blue

I finished my fourth sweater of 2012 the other day, and I think I could wear it every day. The color is incredible, and it's really comfy. Even though I made the size 31, it's a little looser than I would like, which is weird because I was right on with my gauge. If I ever made another sweater like this, I'd probably go down to a size 9 needle to make the fabric a little more dense.

 (How gorgeous is that forsythia in the background?! Spring has sprung!)
The pattern was quick and simple, and could have probably been done within a week or two if I hadn't had a bridal shower to plan and throw.


The yarn I used was Cascade 220 superwash, which was nice, but I found that it was actually a little thinner than regular 220, but I got a bunch of it 50% off at one of my local yarn stores, and who can pass that up? This took less than 3 skeins, so I've got plenty of this great blue yarn to whip something else up.


Oh yeah - I got about 5 inches of hair cut off - it's so much cooler and lighter!


I'm probably just as shocked as you are that this is my fourth sweater in just two and a half months - I've been really enjoying making them! I'm switching things up and started a lace shrug today to wear at the wedding I'm in May 5. After using bulky and worsted weight yarns, lace yarn feels really thin!

7 comments:

  1. How are you churning these sweaters out so quickly?! I love how bright this one is. Very cute.

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  2. Gail Dokucu3/14/12, 8:21 PM

    Fantastic color!  And your hair looks great!

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  3. It's beautiful! Congrats!

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  4. That sweater is SO beautiful! !I love the bright blue, and it looks amazing by the forsythia.

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  5. WOW! Your FOURTH! Very impressive! You've got some serious momentum!!!! 

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  6. Love this color!  Your haircut is way cute!

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  7. That sweater looks so casual and wearable!  My favorite color too!  

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