Oh the shame. This beautiful alpaca sweater had been sitting in a basket waiting to be seamed up since August.
Motivated by acute embarrassment over my procrastination and a desire to wear something new on Christmas Eve, I dug it out, sewed it up, and blocked it early last week. And, while I was at it, I scolded myself for letting it sit so long and made a New Year's resolution never to do that again.
Granddaughter Kimmy took this picture Christmas Eve, indoors and with the flash. I took a few more pictures in natural light today to show the detail and color better.
Pattern: Grasshopper. Made it up as I went along. Original inspiration was the Larkspur Lace Pullover in the Spring 2005 Cast On, but no part of Grasshopper is exactly the same as Larkspur.
I named this sweater Grasshopper because it's green and it jumped on my needles unexpectedly one day last May.
Yarn: Knitpicks Andean Treasure, 100% baby alpaca
Needles: Addi Turbo #3
Gauge: 6.25 stitches/inch, 8.5 rows/inch
I wore Grasshopper all day Sunday starting with early morning church and ending in the evening after the family Christmas party. It was worn right next to my skin with nothing but soft pleasure. No scratching.
I love the colors, the feel, and the drape of Knitpicks Andean Treasure yarn and will happily use it again if the right project comes along.