Nantasket



This cozy little sweater came together in THREE days!  I'm talking a couple of hours each night by the light of the Christmas tree because during the day, we were out skating, going to the library, visiting friends, hosting a dinner, and cleaning house.  It helps that the pattern is fairly simple, and the wool was bulky.  Nantasket is a new free pattern from Berroco.  As soon as I saw it, I knew it was perfect for my Bumblebee, and I have had ten balls of Sandnes Garn Alfa wool for a year and a half in the stash - just enough for a child-sized sweater.  It's soft and stretchy and warm as well as a pleasure to knit. My only modification was to add an extra three inches to the length of the sleeves, and obviously I only needed to maybe add one tops. I think the sweater will look absolutely lovely with her skinny jeans, her leggings, and her flouncy skirts.  Best of all, I think the kid actually likes it.  She may even wear it.  I LOVE this sweater.

Now back to my neon green feather-weight cardigan.  If I ever finish it, I vow to wear it every day.  I'm serious.  Note to self, that Christmas tree NEEDS to come down.  I'm done with the holidays.  It's back to work and school tomorrow.  And packing lunches.  Ick.

N

6 comments:

Lori said...

Oh wow great sweater! And she looks so happy in it! Score!

Happy New Year!

debbiedas said...

Oh yeah, I'd say she likes the sweater. I think it looks great on her...and love the pattern.

Our Christmas hasn't come down yet either. We usually wait until the day after my birthday (later this week) but I'm ready. I need life to return to normal.

Good luck getting those lunches ready for tomorrow. :)

Pie for the Eye said...

Very nice! It looks like she likes it! My tree is still up too. I'm just too lazy to take it down.

Orange * Hero * Mama said...

3 days?! girl, you r awesome!
Our tree finally came down today, buh bye now! It was so time, i wanted the chair back in the living room, etc..
And yeah..lunches and routine again..ick.

LaurieM said...

Wonderful sweater! The yarn works awesome in that pattern. It looks so cute on her.

Our tree came down today. I felt like I was killing Christmas...

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Love it! Looks great on her!