Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Svalbard is fun to say

And it's fun to knit, too!

Svalbard, by Bristol Ivy is in fact a rockin' good time.  Sadly, my yarn, the oh so soft Alpaca Baby Twist, didn't have quite the right yardage for this, but I am a magical thinking person and thought maybe it would...you know...grow? 

So I couldn't pick up quite as many stitches along the neckline as I would have liked and it's a bit shorter than I would have liked, and so are the sleeves, which is sad, but it's still cozy and comfortable, and Baby Twist really did want to be this sweater, it couldn't have been satisfied with anything else, so we both just did the best we could.

Of course, that used up my entirely-too-limited stash of non-laceweight yarn, but that's okay, because it's getting warm out, and lighter yarns are better.  So I'm finally casting on with my beautiful Dragonfly Fibers Pixie superwash merino, which is quickly growing into Daybreak.

I'm almost done with the first, solid-colored section, and I started it yesterday.  Clearly I really need to go shopping--but a friend is going to Skye!  I will make her shop for me.


toni p1 said...

Really cute sweater. Glad you and the Svalbard worked things out.

mrsrobinson said...

Looks oh so snug and cosy!