Happy Friday, friends!
I’m delighted to be wearing that second black sweater I cast on in a flurry of optimism after finishing Classic Black last month … for the second time! It debuted on Monday, just in time for a “Katie photoshoot” (she and the boys came over for lunch). Her finished photos are still my favorite … she gets photos and knitting!
Black is really hard to “get right”, and you’ll see in the photos that it goes from very dark (like above) to almost a washed out grayIt’s all the same sweater, and it’s a true black in real life.
I was way in between sizes on this one – needed a size 3 for the body and a size 1 for the arms. I also shortened the body a lot – the finished length is about 12″. AND I couldn’t be happier with the fit and the feel. Sam asked why I was wearing my pajamas, and you know, he had a point!
My favorite detail (apart from how well it fits) is the backThat braid, and the short rows that shape the shoulders. Elizabeth Doherty is a genius and I love her designs (by the way, did you see her latest? )
Of course even Katie’s genius behind the camera can’t keep me looking great all the time. ♥ for outtakes!
Finally, inspired by sharing an FO post today – and the birth of a precious little one last week – I finished another Lilly Rose (Ravelry link).All babies are a joy to knit for … and baby girls are just plain fun.
Wishing you a weekend filled with as much joy and fun as you can find. Let’s make it the best one available!