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Friday, September 6, 2013

go with the flow

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. I've had several things that made me happy this week: large amounts of sunshine and warmth, baking cookies, cuddles with the kids, gardening (and not hating cutting the grass), and finishing my Flowing Lines.

I knit this sweater in record time, two weeks! It was a pleasure from the get go, and of course I love this wool more than I should. Like, a lot! I want to buy more of it, right now, and knit more things. Fabulous stuff.

The only mods I did on the pattern were to lengthen the body a couple of inches (I have a long torso) and to make the sleeves 3/4 length (I ran out of wool). I really like the way it turned out. Of course, it has no buttons yet, because the shop didn't have any I like. I will look online, but in the meantime, I wish I hadn't put the buttonholes in, because it is fabulous without. Maybe I'll just discretely sew them closed.........

Funny thing about these pictures. They aren't the best. I was just putting on the sweater when Rori ran into the house and shouted, "I need you, I've lost Isla." So I ran with her to the school thinking something terrible had happened (they had gone back to school to find something left behind, it is 2 blocks from the house). Turns out she was only hiding from the teachers because she thought she would get in trouble, even though I had sent her to ASK the teacher for help. Sigh. So when we got home I made them take pictures for me. The day was grey, they weren't interested, and the sun was going down. So all in all, I guess they aren't that bad. On the up side, this sweater is like a warm woolly hug. I did not want to take it off. But I do want to try blocking it.

Pattern: Flowing Lines
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in Lotus   

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend. 


  1. Two weeks? Wowza! I love it. The design is fabulous and the yarn is a perfect match. I love the subtle shift of color in the yarn. Beautiful work.

  2. the photos are fine and wow you are a knitting ninja! that is incredible how quickly you whipped it up. Love the front design and it fits you beautifully :)

  3. You are a super knitter! I'm still working on a sweater I started 4 months ago, lol. It's a lovely pattern and you have done a fab job.

  4. Two weeks??? Crikey. I'm impressed, and a teensy bit jealous. And for what it's worth, I can't see any buttonholes in your sweater, so I don't think you'd have trouble getting rid of them discretely if that's what you choose.

  5. I can not believe you knit a whole sweater in two weeks.

    I love it. Going to add to my queue now.

    Glad to hear that the girls are ok. :-)

  6. Wow, so fast! It turned out very nice.

  7. It's beautiful. And I love the colour.
    A great weekend to you too :)

  8. Wow, two weeks?! Your needles must have been smoking! It looks fabulous

  9. You look wonderful in it!!
    ...and these are BAD photos?!?
    Great project! XO

    1. Thanks! These were the only photos (out of lots) that weren't all blurry......

  10. It's beautiful and a perfect fit! Have a nice weekend. Regula

  11. Wow that is a really awesome sweater!


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