p9133441sweaterftf.jpgLast spring, I set out to knit a pullover sweater for Sylvia. I had a few balls of Noro New Ruby in a vibrant (but not blinding) color, but the yarn had been discontinued years ago, and there was no way I’d have enough for the whole sweater. So I used the New Ruby for the sleeves and solicited advice for what to do about the body.

From the many very excellent suggestions I received I opted for Gina’s idea of using a solid Dale of Norway fingering-weight yarn. She even gave me the yarn for my birthday—two balls of purple, and two balls of light forest green. I finished up the sweater during the summer, opting for a simple boatneck at the top so the sweater would be reversible. (Aw, who am I kidding? Purple-crazy Sylvia will always choose to wear purple in the front…) Since it was high summer when the sweater was completed, it went right into a drawer. A few weeks ago it emerged as temperatures started to dip, though, and now it’s Sylvia’s sweater of choice.

A finished object? And one that a three-year-old actually chooses to wear? Wow.

8 Responses to “An O that was F’d a few months ago”

  1. Chrison 03 Dec 2008 at 10:38 am

    And looks adorable in! :)

  2. ariannaon 03 Dec 2008 at 10:51 am

    It looks fantastic on Sylvia! Lovely work. :)

    I have to say, though…when I first read your post title…I was thinking of “effed” in a whole different way…haha! SO glad to hear it was “finished” instead of…well, you know!

  3. MACon 03 Dec 2008 at 11:58 am

    Very groovy. Purple’s very popular at our house, too.

  4. Jennuon 03 Dec 2008 at 7:29 pm

    So cute!

  5. Deborahon 03 Dec 2008 at 9:22 pm

    The sweater is cute and Sylvia is adorable in it! Great job on working with discontinued yarn and making it into a treasured sweater.

  6. knittymamaon 04 Dec 2008 at 5:58 pm

    I remember you talking about that project. Turned out cute!!

  7. Imperatrixon 05 Dec 2008 at 9:11 am

    Look at those knees — so kissable! Cute cute cute.

  8. bethon 11 Dec 2008 at 10:19 pm

    This is a great sweater!