This pullover is finished since May (yes, it's the perfect summer garment - not) and I never got around photographing it. Yesterday I finally managed it on our walk with the kids.
The pattern is a free Knitty pattern by Ashley Knowlton. You can find it here. My ravelry notes are here....
Sometimes hippos are the best when it comes to weight problems. My summer scarf for the LINKED collection is currently blocking in my window and I needed some weight to get it in the right position. This is probably not how blocking should look like, but it serves it's purpose, right? I'm dreaming of a future when I have space and a fancy board just for blocking beautiful lace on it. But for now its 6 welding wires, some tape, thread, a curtain rod and a hippo.
The yarn is a baby alpaca silk blend from german dyeing team Dye for Yarn (they have 2 etsy shops Dye for wool and Dye for Yarn), very soft and airy. I bought it for myself as a birthday gift in march......
Sometimes knitting should be selfish, right? I cannot possibly explain why on earth I knitted 2 warm sweaters in the middle of summer and also TWO sweaters in a row just for me. Usually it's work with a little hint of family knitting. I went overboard buying tons of yarn at Lanade, my favorite supplier of DROPS yarns (which I adore, they have absolutely every yarn weight and fiber combination at a resonable price). So next sweater is the first sweater I knit for my hubby. It's a raglan, too, knit with DROPS Lima in dark petrol/blue 65% wool, 35% alpaca. I took the measurements from a very well fitting jacket he has and I hope it will fit well.Half Brioche Raglan in Drops Loves You 3 50% wool, 50% alpaca. Incredibly soft and light. The patterns is selfmade......
Something warm for our heads. It's finally getting winter again (as opposed to the rainy 10°C weeks we had before) what calls for warm hats! Each hat used less than 1 skein of DROPS Alpaca. This yarn is so incredibly warm and light.