Low Hanging Fruit

Occasionally at work I’ll get into a funk where I feel like I’m not getting anything done. In an effort to bring up my confidence, I’ll look for a couple of quick and easy tasks that need doing and accomplish them.

I’ve been looking at my ravelry projects page and grimacing recently, feeling like I’m, once again, not getting anything done. I took some time this week to finally weave ends into this sweater and attach buttons. Low hanging fruit? Sure. But who cares when it’s this cute:

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This is a sweater for someone I met in junior high school, if you can believe it! He and his fiancée had a beautiful little girl in November. I started the sweater late — though I bought the yarn early! — but it is quite large anyway.

The pattern is Pamela Wynne’s [Flint Knits] Ella Funt [ravelry]. Yes, I was a Ramona fan growing up!

The yarn is Hermosa Fiber Company (etsy; bigcartel) Hermosa Sport in First Place (main blue), Peony (pink), and Banana Cream (yellow) with a few yards of Dale Baby Ull for the contrasting blue-green. I really loved the yarn!

My only minor regret with knitting this is that I wish I’d made the elephants walk in one way on one side & another way on the other side, and meet at a flower or heart or something in the center back.

This pattern is knit flat, not steeked. I was a little nervous to steek this (superwash and very smooth) yarn, so I went ahead and stranded flat. I’ve never really stranded on the wrong side, but I found it very annoying/frustrating. The end result is a-ok though.

It’s super cute and I can’t wait to see the little munchkin in it, maybe in the fall (or fall 2013; it’s pretty big)!

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