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The Aqua Fuzzy

May 7, 2009

The Aqua Fuzzy

That’s what I’ve named my newest project.  The yarn for the Camden sweater is taking too long to be delivered… I mean, 7-10 days with no yarn when I’m dying to make a sweater?!  So yesterday I went to check out the Yarn Outlet in Colorado Springs.  It was a smaller store than I expected, but then I’ve never been to a local yarn store to compare.  They lady running the shop was very friendly and helpful.   I usually feel intimidated going in specialty shops, but she didn’t make me feel that way at all, and took her time answering all my probably lame questions.

I came home with 10 balls of Phildar Beaugency vert d’eau (that’s French for sea green, I learned!).  The shop buys overstock and discontinued yarns, and what I chose seems to be an old version and blend of the current Beaugency line.  There was another dark blue that was gorgeous, but I didn’t like it next to blue-jean blue, so I opted for the aqua.

I saw the Global Warming sweater and I love that it’s a short sleeved simple sweater with the cutest little puffed sleeves.  Very feminine.  I’m also eliminating the front pocket, although that is a cute detail.  I just don’t think the fuzzy yarn would look right with the pocket, too.

I got the ribbing done last night.  The pattern is only for an XS (fits a 32″ bust), but it’s so simple that you can add whatever you need and just follow her directions for waist shaping decreases and the sleeves.  I cast on 14 extra stitches… whoops!  That should be 16 since we’re starting with 2×2 ribbing… so I picked up a couple extra stitches at the end of the first round rather than ripping and redoing!  I’m hoping that’s not too much extra room, but I don’t like my clothes to fit like a second skin anyway. I’ll also be adding a couple inches to the over all length.

And happy Mother’s Day to me… these two batches of yarn are my present from the husband.  😉  And Happy Mother’s Day to the rest of you moms.  I’m bad with holidays, so I’m sure you won’t see anything about it by the actual day.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. jeri permalink
    May 7, 2009 12:32 pm

    good color!

  2. msmlnd permalink
    May 7, 2009 10:07 pm

    Cute– can’t wait to see it all done. Happy Mother’s Day!

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