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There I was, enjoying my delicious cup of coffee…. just hanging out in my dining room… what, this old sweater? You mean my super comfy, cozy Boxy sweater?
The one made out of Malabrigo? Why yes, I did make this sweater myself! Have I mentioned that it is very comfortable? And that it goes very well with my brown and white patterned pants. Who would have guessed that I would have very little to wear with these pants?! Now, white and I don’t always play well together. In fact, I’m incredibly paranoid that I will spill coffee on this sweater! (So paranoid that there’s actually no coffee in that cup!) (Actually, that might have more to do with the fact that the pictures were taken after I got home from work). Regardless, it was clear that I needed a white sweater and that I needed one right away. Since it’s April in Superior, I plan on getting at least a month out of this sweater. For those of you not in Superior, we’re experiencing Second Winter with this weekend’s predicted snow storm. I expect this will last until sometime in late May when we will get First Rainy Spring.
Start: March 17
Finish: April 7
Pattern: Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in Natural
Needle: US 7
Modifications: Knit seamless in the round. I knit this in the smallest size because I was afraid it would hang down to my knees and overwhelm me if I wasn’t careful. When I blocked this it grew beyond human proportions, so I threw it in the dryer for a few minutes when it was mostly dry. I watched it carefully so that it wouldn’t shrink too much. I absolutely love how cushy the fabric is.
And just for a giggle today….. It’s a lot of fun having my girls be my photographer and stylist!
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