Close only counts in horseshoes, Right?

Just a quicky to share some knitting and prove that knitting is happening.

A sweet David Austin Rose. (I know I should have the name but that requires more organization than I am able to muster at the end of a long gardening day.)
Crazy, self-seeded columbine in the veggie garden. I love the hand of god in my gardening.

So, new baby in the neighborhood, means new sweater on the needles. A wonderful friend of ours just had their second grandchild, a little girl, Allison. I almost always design little one’s sweaters out of Cotton Classic. I am running low on all my baby colors so this will be a bright odd ball sweater with a hat and socks to match.

I can start the baby sweater because I am stalled on this little gem. This is Mace’s Aran sweater from a few posts ago. I don’t know if you can see it, but the whole garment is finished…except for about 1 1/2″ on the last cuff. This is a discontinued yarn and normally I would be pulling out my hair, telling my daughter a 3/4 sleeve will be so hip, and an other lame excuses I can manage to cover up the lack of yarn. But inspiration struck at midnight last night.

The second shot is closer to the actual color but it was a bugger to photograph this color. I love the chunky cables down the front. They remind me of all the big heavy rope coiled on the wharves in Nantucket.
Back in March I submitted a few designs with swatches to Vogue Knitting. I haven’t heard a word from them so I am really hoping they received all my work. Anyway, one of the swatches was made out of exactly the same yarn. Now if they will just mail it back to me I can unravel it and Mace will have a new sweater. It’s all good.

Pretty isn’t it? It is a shame Devon from Classic Elite was discontinued. It is a very nice silk, wool blend that offers amazing stitch definition. I like this yarn but obviously have used up every last yard of this baby. Stash busting don’t ya know.

Will have a proper photo shoot when she returns from her gadding about the country. I think making her wear heavy wool in July will be just the thing to remind her to take her momma on her next road trip.

Back to the dirty dishes. Happy knitting and Go Pens!!!!!

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