Oh sure, I could have saved this for next Friday, but I was too excited to share: I finished my rainbow sweater!! This is the Apogean sweater in Manos del Uruguay Alegria in the color Locura Fluo.
I’m so happy with how it turned out! The fit is perfect, I love the v-neck, and I love the wild and crazy colors! This is probably my best effort at sweater-knitting; it’s nice when you can see your experience making a difference. I really liked this pattern too. It was simple and easy to follow, and even though at first I wasn’t sure about how the neckline was done, now I think it’s fantastic. I do wish she’d given more guidance about how many stitches to pick up around the neckline instead of just “pick up the stitches around the neck and knit” but I’m gonna say I nailed it. I could definitely see myself making another version of this pattern.
Now I have a sweater, a scarf, and a cowl in this colorway, and I’ve got socks on my needles in a yarn that’s very close. But I have two skeins of this yarn left — what should I do with it?? Maybe a hat! And fingerless gloves!
Oh yeah, I also have something else new to share:
This is Bella. She’s a Dodge Challenger in a color called Hellraisin that’s prettier and more sparkly in person. She’s also zippy and super fun to drive, and has all kinds of modern features my older car didn’t have. I think this is what’s called making lemonade out of lemons.
Happy Sunday, friends.
Wow Bonny! That sweater is so amazing. The neckline is the perfect touch and makes it unique.
Congrats on your new car! That’s so awesome you found one in purple.
Thank you so much! ☺️
Will you be offended if I completely copy your sweater? I’m looking forward to meeting Bella.
UM of course not! That would be awesome. I even have two skeins to get you started if you need it! 😀
I am going to try to find the yarn at the festival, as I have none of it now. How many skeins will I need?
I used a full five skeins for the size 44.
It looks great! Congrats on an awesome finish!
I love your jumper soo much. I hope when you have knit up those last 2 skeins we see a photo of you all dressed up in all the items. I’m so jealous of your purple car.
I will have to do the items currently knit, as I’m passing on my leftovers to Sarah so she can knit a matching sweater!
Your sweater really is incredible!!!
Thanks so much! 🙂
That is an awesome sweater! I’m off to add the pattern to my queue now… 🙂
And congrats on the car! Very nice lemonade.
Thanks! I definitely recommend the pattern!
Congratulations on your new car! And your sweater is amazing – love it! It just suits you so well 🙂
Thank you! It’s pretty fun to embrace the weirdness! 🙂
Both sweater and car are so fun!
I’m sure enjoying them!