Friends, it's been over six months since my last post. I took a little break from blogging to address some personal things happening, but I'm over the hurdle and ready to rejoin the world. If you're still a follower of this humble little blog, thank you. You are fabulous and I adore your face.
While I was offline, I was still finding time to create. I find great comfort in working with my hands, and my knitting needles were constantly in motion. I've completed five sweaters since we've chatted last, so I'm very close to my goal of seven for the year. I haven't taken photos of most of these, but the most recent make, Rouge et Roux, worked perfectly with the Fall weather we had here this past weekend.
The name "Rouge et Roux" came from my French learning games that I drilled prior to our trip last month. "Rouge" is red, but I learned that "roux" is redhead. So this sweater is affectionately called "Red and Redhead."
I bought this Cascade Eco Wool from my local yarn shop, Windy Knitty, before last Christmas. I really wanted a cherry red cardigan to wear for the holiday, but I ran out of time and motivation. Prior to vacation, I thought I would churn out one last project, and this sweater was it. The pattern is Shapely Boyfriend by Stefanie Japel.
There is definitely a reason why there are 1100 versions of this sweater on Ravelry. It's super simple, easy to fit, and takes next to no time to make. I'm completely in love with it. I love how it looks with this McCall's 5929 blouse. I definitely want to pair this with more flannel blouses, as the combination is so fantastically snuggly.
The buttons are one of my favorite parts of the sweater. Michelle and I bought an entire cache of buttons at a flea market in Paris, and there were enough on each card that we could easily split them in half. I think we each walked away with nine different kinds of buttons from our adventure that morning. I had these in mind for this sweater from the moment I saw them.
If you're in the mood for a cozy wool sweater, I highly recommend this pattern. I'm currently contemplating if I need another one in my wardrobe prior to winter settling in.
Friends, I hope you've all been well, and I look forward to catching up with you soon!