Sweater Success !

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Spring sweater success!

We decided to photograph not in the town of Calistoga this time, but again at the castle.
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Late morning brought very bright sun and was very warm after weeks of cool rainy days.
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Oh, and great news is that my knitted tees seem to fit my nieces with absolute perfection!
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030.JPGThis year’s Spring Tee was not a new design, but a fun redesign for ‘four seasons of necklines’  option for my Calidez pullover pattern. Both made in size 32 with short sleeve  option, alternate style of yoke decrease, 2×2 rib, and knit with worsted-weight ( Malabrigo Rios) , using the gauge substitution chart included in the pattern.  I must say, I rather impressed myself once I saw the short-row low swooping necks become three dimensional!

Miss Thirteen has gained inches in height still again,  and now there’s no denying she is taller than Miss Sixteen.
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All in all, a perfect day for ‘capturing of photographical images’ with some really nice knitwear, made with custom favorite colors for my two wonderful nieces…

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Time goes swiftly,  and I’ll enjoy a short rest before coming up with plans for the next equinox sweater~~ but folks, this is just as good as it gets!
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To see all equinox sweaters over the last six years, click  HERE

Project details on Ravelry  HERE  and  HERE

 

Vernal Knitting

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Folks, it is the Vernal Equinox today, and the very first day of Spring! As my nieces for whom I’ve made these darling little spring tees ( and finished over a week ago, well ahead of deadline) can’t make this morning’s scheduled equinox photoshoot … er… ‘capturing of photographical images’ ….  we had to postpone, hopefully only until next weekend. But as I had my heart set on marking the day with a post of these tees (with or without their recipients) I thought I’d show ’em off hanging from my walking stick.

What you are seeing is Calidez redesigned !   That is, redesigned with ‘four seasons’ of necklines ~ and shown above is Spring in dark blue with half depth neckline, and Summer in mint green with full depth neckline. Besides having lower necklines, these Calidez pullovers are worked in Malabrigo “Rios”  which is worsted weight 100% superwash merino wool,  with short sleeve option, and having a very open seasonal fabric and possessing excellent elasticity. Here is the Spring neckline detail . . .

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Next time you will see these tees on Miss Thirteen & Miss Sixteen, so watch this space~~ and Happy Spring to all!

Spring about to be sprung…

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News from Northern California as the drops fall heavily is that another spring is on its way. Vernal Equinox this year is Sunday, March 20, in two weeks exactly, and therefore I have a goal. I am confident I will finish these, and feeling easy enough about it to share progress reports along the way.  Here they are, the straight-away torso sections of Spring Tee’s for Miss Sixteen & Miss Thirteen, in luxurious & soft worsted-weight Malabrigo Rios, (seriously beautiful yarn folks!) in colors Water Green and Bobby Blue. Pattern to be used ~ Calidez ~ and later updated to include this ‘lighter weight’ tee option  with lower a choice of swooping springy neckline with short-short sleeves… so yes,  you might say these are prototypes!  Watch this space as they grow before your eyes. Personally , I am charmed off my feet by them.