AJD’s brother, T, is getting married in April. T & J (his fiance) are really great. Really, really great. And I know they have a deep appreciation for handmade things, including sweaters, and they understand the effort and care that goes into making a sweater. In short, T&J are worthy hand-knit gift recipients, and they’ll only be getting married this once, so they will be receiving sweaters as gifts.
J has requested her own Flyte. I managed to get ahold of enough Rowan Country for the job, but that was no small business- I could only find it in the Birch colorway, which I think will work nicely with her hair.
T said he’d take anything. So I’m going to use the Saddle Shouldered Aran Cardigan pattern (from School House Press’ Spun Out #49) and this yarn (which is much more navy blue in real life) to knit T a manly, but not boring, cardigan. AJD wears his cardigan non-stop, but truth be told, all that stockinette was a little more than I could handle. So cables it is.
And this yarn is going to be a small sweater/wrap/who-knows-what for me to wear over my yet-to-be-selected dress at the wedding. I don’t think it is a crime to buy the yarn before the dress, especially when the yarn is Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere.
I have three sweaters to knit and about as many weeks to knit them in… better get a move on.
PS: I couldn’t find any mustard in my stash (and the argyle was a stash busting project) so I went with the navy blue. The vest is having a good soak, and I will photograph it soon. The water coming off that thing is black… I can’t wait to see it dried and worn.