Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I have a quick update for you on this good Sunday morning. The hood is finished. TC is wearing a large bun on the back of her head which is pulling the hood back a bit. A big bun on the back of your head isn’t the best hairdo for hood wearing. The raglan is really looking great. I could call it quits at this point but this girl has a tall order. Here is what else she suggested at this try on session.
1) TC’s decided she would like a couple inches added to the ribbing at the bottom edge of the body. She raised her arms way over her head to pull the sweater up at the waist and said, “See?” I had to laugh. How often to you stretch and raise your arms straight up above your head? Not often in my estimation. I obliged.
2) She wants 9-inch ties done in Grass with multi-colored poms at the ends, just decorative not functioning so as to cinch the hood. That will be easy.
3) Plus, she still wants that pocket. We discussed different types of pockets, two side, one side, straight up and down, slanted, or one kangaroo or sweatshirt style pouch in the center front. And….she has decided on the kangaroo pouch.
Coming right up! It’s so fun to make TC a sweater all her own with her chosen design elements. She loves seeing her sweater come to fruition. I am truly enjoying this whole thing to the fullest.
I have already pulled out the bound off edge on the bottom of the body and added on two more inches. I think this will only be good so she can wear it longer. Now there are 3-inches of rib at the body edge. I have one green tie completed. I am hoping to get the ties and pocket tackled today. It may or may not happen as Sundays tend to take their own course.
Plus, you honestly wouldn’t believe the amount of laundry I have piling up. I’d much rather knit all day but unfortunately people do need clean clothes around here. What a demanding family (just kidding).
On a side note, I have to say that I never tire of knitting with Spud & Chloë Sweater. It is one gorgeous, functional, soft and smooshy yarn! And the colors? The best.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress.