Before I share the saga of my latest project with you, I just want to address the comment that was left for me a few days ago. It was brought to my attention by Kerry that, apparently, one of you (maybe more for all I know), has been selling my patterns. I can't believe that someone would take advantage of me in that way, but then again, there are a lot of low lives out there. I especially feel sorry for anyone who was gullible enough to purchase one. All I will say is that it's a round world and what goes around comes around. I'm sure you'll be punished in good time.
On a happier note, my neighbors across the street have a new baby girl! The mom went to school with my oldest son and so I've know her for a good many years. She didn't want to know the sex of the baby ahead of time, so I wasn't able to get started early on a project. She was born a week before Christmas and even if I wanted to drop everything and knit for her, I just didn't have time. I started by choosing this gorgeous yarn by Holiday Yarns. I already had a skein of sock yarn in the colorway "Rose Garden", so I thought it would be neat to make a sweater out of some DK weight. Once I decided on the yarn, I had to choose a pattern. I found this sweet sweater on Ravelry called "Olearia". (Olearia is a native Australian flower.) It was just the weight I needed and I loved the design. I started it, but after getting about half way with it, I started having second thoughts. It looked really huge to me.
Seamless Yoked Sweater a free pattern on Ravelry.
I couldn't find a hat that I liked, so I made up one! It's pretty simple. I cast on 144 stitches and purled one row, knit one row, purled one row, then knit for about four rows. The next row I knit 2 tog. to get down to 72 stitches.
I finished up the set with some matching socks.