Bobble madnessI have been meaning to make this sweater for a long, long time, and bought some Jubilee Alpaca a couple of years ago just for this.  It may seem a strange random choice to be making a sweater from a 1981 Bernat booklet, but I’m sure some of you are well aware of my bobble obsession.  Well, this is one of the sweaters that started it!  I have this sweater made by my grandmother and I still wear it often, even though the beige acrylic is looking very ratty.  For some reason it is comfy, goes with many outfits, and fits really well.  I’m following the dimensions of the original sweater, and I have high hopes.  I love the fawn colour of the alpaca, it has such softness and strength.  Jubilee Alpaca is a farm in Saskatchewan, and this stuff is worth the price, and the drive.  Yum.  I have finished the back already, and I’m rushing up the front!  I have found a little bit more knitting time as my darling Fia goes to sleep on her own while I knit in my room quietly.  So peaceful.

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Sockhead hatHaving a lightweight summer toque doesn’t make much sense does it?  Summer is supposed to be hot, t-shirts, short skirts, sandals.  Well, welcome to Calgary everyone.  I’ve worn this hat 6 times already in the morning, and had shorts on in the afternoon.  The Socks that Rock yarn in Moonstone colourway is very pretty and shiny, and totally not practical for socks.  The sock yarn without any nylon has a nasty habit of getting holes in the first sock before you finish the second one.  But as accessories, hats, mittens, gloves, baby items it shines.  Fia seemed to like it as she stole it quickly and wore it around for one of our walks.  It kept falling down over her face, wee little munchkin.  I think I need to make her another one but smaller, and the hubby said he might like a simple hat like this.  And with the leftovers:

Blue baby bootiesA little family of baby booties!  I gave these away last week in Winnipeg to some colleagues that are expecting.  The colour worked out well since it turned out one would be a little girl, and one would be a little boy.  I happen to think the colour works well for both!