My first completed knit of the year… is the Soulful Hues cap sleeved Spring top. When I saw this post from JC Handmade I knew just what I wanted to do. I know I am such a copy cat, but sometimes you just don’t know until you know…. I picked up 3 skeins of Malabrigo yarns (YUM!) last fall and man do I LOVE it. I made a cowl out of one skein, and just had the pink and brown hanging around.
This little sweater is fast, easy and fun to make. I started on Thursday and finished up last night. I was kind of confused in my own mind when I started and I realized much much later that I should have done the neck rib in a smaller needle then what I used, otherwise I think it looks just fine. For the sleeves I added a simple single crochet to help prevent the curled sleeves.
It was super fun to make. It boosted my confidence a bit as well, I have not really been producing that many knits. Some scarfs, some cowls, but not many other wearables. There are just so many things I seem to be into and I just can’t do it all. I end up gettting frustrated and overwhelmed. This little sweater just helped change my feelings so that is a good thing. I do seem to have a few UFO’s sitting around, maybe this will help me work up some gumption to finish??
Most important though a little girl I know really likes it her sweater and really isn’t that what really matters?
I think so!