I feel like this is the first thing I've finished knitting in FOUR HUNDRED YEARS.
Which.... isn't true, but you know. Finishing a sweater always feels awesome. I have knit a pair of socks, but who knows where those are.... definitely weren't worn in the the heat of the summer. We'll worry about those later.
Back to the sweater: I was so excited to finally whip up a new pull-over for Camden, in order for her to wear right away for the school year, but sadly, that won't be the case. It's lovely, and it fits around her well, but length-wise, it's insane. I knit the size 8/10 in the Flax Light pattern by Tin Can Knits, and it is definitely more of a 10 in length. With superwash growth, it is probably a good 2 inches longer than it should be. I knit to the pattern specs, maybe a smidge over. Not a huge deal, but is definitely too long for her.
I have knit the Flax pattern before, as evidenced at the bottom of THIS post, but this was my first time knitting Flax Light. The pattern is lovely and easy to follow, of course, but I do wish they'd include short row shaping at the neck. For some reason, whenever I try to add short row shaping to a pattern, I can't figure out if I'm doing it correctly, even after watching YouTube videos and checking web-sites, LOL. I struggle. It looks fine, though, I think. Other than that, my gauge was a tad loose, which was annoying, as I swore I should have been fine knitting with a size 3 needle. The sweater is done, though, which is what matters the most, probably.
I think the yarn is so gorgeous, too! I had Amanda over at the Knit Cute Podcast and Lamby Toes Yarn custom dye this yarn for me, and she did a great job. I ordered three skeins and have a ton left over, after having alternated between two skeins and using the last skein for the sleeves. This is another reason I wish I had knit at a slightly denser gauge; I feel I didn't do the yarn enough justice, aha! It's still super pretty, though, and I can only hope the head hole and chest fit Camden super well two years from now, when the length fits better.
|Showing length here....but her face, LOL|
|Fell asleep before take-off, almost missed the landing|
|A little pillow shopping|
|Hanging with LoveSockWool, Adelaide Cottage and Vegan Jilly!|
|Writing up song lyrics, old-timey-style|
|Camden's first big jump!!|
|Meeting author Bob Shea at Green Bean Books!!|
|Hitting up some lava tubes!|
|Visiting her classes!!|