After 4 days in the hospital, we’re finally ready to go! Harper left Providence in the going home outfit I knit for her this June. Technically we’re not actually on our way home, Jonah booked ferry tickets back for October 18th; we are heading back to the apartment we rented in midtown Anchorage.
Back to the outfit! A few moons ago (around July 2011?) Sharon from Three Irish Girls came up to Cordova to teach classes and to tempt us with an incredible trunk show. I remember clearly seeing the colorway Bryn for the first time. My arms, already full of other yarns, bolted towards the skeins, grabbing as many as I could see. “How many skeins do I need for a sweater?!?!” I shouted to anyone who would listen. With no reply, Shelly calmly asked Terry Stavig (who I would later take a sweater class from) and she guessed 4 skeins. “That’s how many I found!” Hopefully, 4 skeins would be enough.
This last winter, I decided it was time to make an awesomely beautiful sweater so I pulled the Bryn yarn out of my stash and started winding them into balls. I began to worry about 4 skeins being enough, but then I couldn’t order more of the Bryn; since the yarn is hand-dyed, the chances are high that yarn dyed later would be a little different than what I already had in my stash. Ugh. Oh well, I’ll have to solve this problem like any yarn problem: buy more yarn. After consulting Sharon of Three Irish Girls on corresponding shades through the wonderful world of social media, I ordered 4 skeins of Elowen to make a striped awesomely beautiful sweater.
However life had another plan for me. The thought of spending lots of time on a sweater I wouldn’t be able to wear for 9+ months, I decided to put the project on hold. It was such a hard thing to do with all the gorgeous yarn out and ready to be knit. “So, Sweater be damned! If this little baby inside of me is a girl, I’m making her going home outfit with these colorways!”
The baby was made by this gal 🙂