Friday, January 4, 2013


Dear Mom,

The yarn for the Downton Abbey Mystery KnitAlong arrived! It is wound into a ball and waiting for me to work a gauge swatch. The first clue is published on Sunday morning so the participants can knit along with Episode 1 on Sunday night. I am halfway through Season 2 in my review. Good thing I am reviewing- those episodes are packed with drama! I'd forgotten how much happens. I am also picking up on little things I'd missed the first time through. The anticipation builds....

One thing I haven't shared here, which was knitted and finished as a Christmas gift, is this sweater for my Young Man.

I know this is not a great photo. I am hoping to get a good picture or two of him wearing it before he goes back to school on Sunday. He has worn it a couple of times since Christmas. My critical eye sees a few things that could be improved as far as the fit goes- like some short row shaping across the back- or better yet, maybe he could just stand up straight and tall! All in all, a good fit considering the sweater was loosely based on measurements taken from a sweater in his closet.
I've written up the pattern and have the yarn to knit another one for My Hero. If all is well, I will publish the pattern for this one.

my faithful friend