May 21, 2010
You all sure do keep me accountable. I mentioned in Wednesday’s blog that I’d have a cute baby sweater to show you today, and Cheryl immediately pointed out that I was supposed to be working solely on my mini challenge sweater. Granted, I did make that rule up myself. (And thanks to those of you who emailed and pointed that out as well.) Fear not. I have not strayed from my dedicated knitting project. Not even one tiny stitch. This cute little sweater was knit up by one of our Loopy Sample Knitters – Amy in Minnesota. (Yay, Amy!) Didn’t it turn out great? I wish I had a cute little guy to model it for us. (Do you think the Montessori Daycare across the parking lot would frown if I borrowed a cute tike from over the fence and forced a sweater upon his head so that I could take a photo? I’m thinking that might not go over so well.)
The sweater is from the Universal Cotton Kids pattern book, knit out of Beige (504) and Hunter Green (517). I love the feel of this yarn. Coincidentally, this is also the yarn I’m using for my mini challenge sweater. The one I have not strayed from. Scout’s honor. And the good news is that I know we sold out of some colors after you all had picked out your challenge sweater yarn, but we’ve just re-stocked all of that today. So pop on over and get it! Need some ideas for some short-sleeved summer sweaters? Check out the Mini Challenge thread on our Loopy Groupie board on Ravelry.
Do you want to see what made me smile last night? I was picking up a few things from Target, and look – Biggie-sized Bonne Bell Lipsmackers in Strawberry. Seriously. Not the little “chapstick” size – a big size. Not quite as big as they came back in the day, but still. It made me smile. The smell of Bonne Bell Lipsmackers in Strawberry just takes me back to Junior High school days. That and the smell of Ten-O-Six. Do they still make that? Although come to think of it, why in the world would I want to be transported back to Junior High in any way, shape or form? Ugh.