Only for Love
Those of you who know me are aware that my favorite needle sizes are 1 & 2’s with an occasional 3 or 4 (American sizes) thrown in. I love tight-knit, small stitch knitting. So, only for precious Sofia would I pull out my size 13’s and double an already bulky for me yarn.
Remember this book that I got at Vogue for free? I was sure that some of the sweaters would be right up her alley.
I was right, and she chose this one. Basically a tube with a reversed large cable on one side. Also, not my detailed, fitted pattern preference.
This was yarn that I had purchased from a woman’s destash of her mother’s knitting. Again, not my style, but I already had Sofia in the back of my head when I bought this.
I had 2 skeins of this yarn, and it filled my skein winder. It was way to big for even my special heavy-duty ball winder, so I wound it by hand. It was difficult as the ball quickly became larger than my large mitts. (Phone for scale)
Then I started knitting.
This weekend I need to pull it off the needles and put on a string and have her make sure that it is big enough and that she would actually wear it if I finish it.