This Moment – Photo Shoot

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Except this time I am gonna cheat, use some words, and share three pictures. 

The Dancing Queen wanted to help me photograph my February Sweater for the blog earlier this week. Then the Princess wanted to hang on me a bit. So, here are my favorites from that photo shoot with my little girls.

Happy Weekending!

A February Sweater in May

Here it is – the February Fitted Sweater in Miss Priss Mary Walker Phillips

It is obviously not a maternity sweater, but by the time it is cold enough to wear it, I won’t be “maternity” any more…

I love the way the colors worked out. In less light, it almost looks black, but in the sun the colors just pop out.

Maternity or no, it is so cozy!

Three things about this sweater

1. The swatch lied – it did not grow when blocked. The sweater, however, did grow. Big. Good thing I am a big woman.

2. This yarn is scrumptious. It is everything a yarn should be – soft, squishy, bouncy, cozy, beautiful and wooly. I love, love, love this yarn. Plus, because it comes in such generous skeins, I was able to make this sweater with less than 4 balls! That means this sweater cost me less than $72 to knit. Amazing. And, it gets better. I bought 6 thinking I would need 6…. So I have over 2 skeins of this lovely, fabulous yarn still in the stash. Wooohoo!

3. This pattern, while easy to memorize and theoretically a “quick knit”, was a little confusing, and then plain boring. I wouldn’t knit it again… but I sure do look forward to wearing this beautiful sweater next winter. I have a feeling it will be one of my favorites. 🙂

Oh, and did I say that I love this yarn?

More details and info on my Ravelry project page.

Obsessed? Me?

I see more boxy bags in my future.

I had to pick up some more zippers when I went into town a couple of days ago, and I have been busy, busy, busy ever since. Today, however, I have no plans, no appointments, no schedule. It’ll be me, my sewing machine and lots and lots of boxy bags.

Oh, and there is some knitting happening, too.

This is the February Fitted Pullover from stashknitrepeat.com in Schaefer Yarns Miss Priss. The colorway is called Mary Walker Phillips and is totally to die for.

This yarn is my new favorite yarn of all time. It is soft and squishy and luxurious. Knitting with it is like a special treat for my hands (especially after weeks of knitting that cotton/linen baby blanket). I love, love, love this yarn. (We will have to wait to see how it holds up.)

And the pattern is really great, too. It is easy to memorize – most of what you see there was accomplished yesterday while visiting with my new knitting buddy – and it showcases the yarn and the color amazingly.

Now, I know that I should be knitting baby things. There are so many babies on the way, which means fixed deadlines (aka: due-dates) and lots of little knitting. I will get to it. (I finished another of those tops a few days ago… ) But, for now, I just want to work with this heavenly worsted weight. Sigh. It is almost winning out over the boxy bags… but not quite.

And, now to get to some sewing…