On my needles today . . makes me smile and I hope it does you too . . Addie’s rainbow sweater. I have to tell you a story first. Probably about a year ago, when I went to see them, I brought Addie a puzzle. She had never worked a puzzle and it was love at first sight. She had us all on the floor working that puzzle over and over. Nicole and I went to Walmart and bought her more puzzles. One was one of those hologram wiggly picture type puzzles. I don’t know what you call it . . you look at it one way and it kinda changes colors.
Addie looked at it and she had never seen anything like that. She couldn’t say her “R” sound very well and she said “Oh, my . . it’s a scawwy wainbow” (scary rainbow) so every time I think of rainbows, I think “scawwy wainbow”.
The pattern is Atlantic Coast. It’s a quick and easy knit. I’m using Cascade 220 Superwash, which is relatively inexpensive and I could get several of these sweaters from each skein of the colored yarn. I will probably use a little more than one skein of the black but for matching sweaters for sisters or cousins or friends, it wouldn’t be terribly expensive or time consuming to make a couple of these darling little sweaters. This one was started on Tuesday night to give me a break from the fingering weight yarn I’m using for Hitofude and my plan was to work on it an hour or so each night but I couldn’t put it down.
Hitofude has definitely taken a back seat but I will get back to it.
It starts off with a long strip that will become sleeves. There will be 14 or 15 repeats and I think I have 10 done so I’m almost there.
I wish you could see the lace pattern better but it will probably be only after it’s blocked that it will be real obvious.