I’m going to one of my favourite vacation spots later today, so in preparation for the long car trip and days of slack, I had to be sure I would have something to keep my hands busy!
Last autumn, when Interweave Knits released their Fall issue, I was struck by the cover photo’s pattern:
While I don’t usually go in for asymmetry, I loved the Tilted Duster. More to the point, as soon as I saw it I though “that would be the cutest maternity sweater ever!” and that maybe someday, if I were pregnant, I’d make it for myself. Fast forward to about a week ago, where I realized that I am pregnant, now, and if I didn’t get knitting I might not still be in time to show off the belly-bump!
On Tuesday I went by the Purple Purl to spend some of my hard-earned (ok, not so much, but “fun earned” doesn’t scan as well) store credit. After much deliberation (Misti Pima Cotton? Galway Heather?) I went with this:
FibraNatura Mermaid (42% Pima Cotton, 35% Superwash Wool, 12% Silk, 11% Seacell) Colour: chocolate brown.
This yarn is so deliciously soft, has such an alluring sheen, is lightweight yet warm, mostly plant-fibers but has enough wool for elasticity… I am in love! I’m hoping that this sweater will become my new favourite, best-sweater-ever. But of course, first I have to knit it!