Friday, January 21, 2011

The Green One

Special note - Thanks to you ALL for the wonderful comments on my previous post. I don't think the new book seemed real until that moment I hit "post" and finally shared the news. I can't wait to take you along on this rustically wrapped ride.

The Green One 1
The Green One 2
The Green One 3
The Green One 3

I am pretty sure I have told you before that I find it impossible to just sit. I need something to busy my hands and my mind while we are watching tv or waiting for dinner to be ready or while the kids play video games. I honestly wonder what the heck I did during those times a few years ago when knitting on a sweater wasn't an option? Seriously. With that being said, I know you are going to think I am wicked fast knitter since this was started Sunday and finished on Thursday... but really, we just laze about a lot.

When I bought yarn on Saturday to crochet that ruffled 6ft long green scarf, I bought way too much. I tend to error on the side of having more than enough than having not enough. Crochet projects use a lot more yarn than knit projects so at the time buying 5 skeins for a scarf made sense. Silly me. Thankfully, it is inexpensive so it didn't wallop my wallet too bad.

As soon as I finished my scarf, I cast on this sweater for Lauren with the left over yarn. It isn't a traditional "Lauren" color my any means. She is a purple or teal girl through and through. I even joked with a friend that I would have to sew her a purple and green skirt to go with it or she probably wouldn't wear it. Much to my surprise though, she loves it despite it being green and I don't have to coordinate it with some special! When I finished weaving in the ends last night, I left it on her doll house (which is currently blocking her doorway, by the way) for her to find this morning. She came downstairs wearing it and I am happy to know she'll be snugly warm today as I think she might be coming down with a cold.

For those of you that like to knit, this pattern is available on Ravelry:: Big Sweater, Little Pockets. It is written up to a child's size 6, but Lauren is nearly 8 and growing like a weed. You can read my notes about how I modified it to make it larger here.


Cindy said...

That is an interesting shade of green, it really goes good with her coloring. I envy you the ability to knit. I had a home ec teacher in high school that tried to teach us, but I didn't like it. I prefer to crochet.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

you are amazing! Love the sweater.
Shannon C

Sabine said...

Terrific sweater! I want one in my size.


Gardanne said...

Beautiful sweater, maybe one day I will graduate beyond scarves. But even more stunning is Lauren's beautiful hair.

Cindy W. said...

Lauren looks so sweet in her sweater...I think it is just that gorgeous hair of hers!

Shaiha said...

I love that color of green. I so want a sweater made with it. And learning that you have only been knitting a few years gives me hope. I just bought a book to teach myself mainly inspired by all the sweaters that you show on here.