February In July In December
This is sort of a cheat. I have been working on a the Februaray Lady sweater for my sister since July but since I’ve only just finished, it will now be a Christmas present. There is an excellent excuse for why it took me 5 months to finish a sweater… I had a baby in between. Understandably, he has been taking up a lot of my knitting time.
But now it is done, done, done. It took far more yarn than I thought, far more than the pattern called for which required multiple trips to downtown San Francisco (once with a 2 month old). The yarn is Ming from ArtFibers. It is only sold at their store or on their website and I knew that my dye lot was long gone. I needed to go to the store and try to get the closest match I could. ArtFibers will soon be closing their store and I know it must be a difficult time for the owners. Given that, it was all the more amazing how nice the owner was when I got there. The baby had been sleeping but woke up in the heat of the store (it was a really hot day and the store was even hotter). He was hungry, cranky, and all around a newborn. When I explained over his howls that he was hungry and that I would be out of there in a minute, she said not to worry about it and directed me to a comfy chair in their ‘yarn tasting’ area where I could nurse him back into a good mood. After he was fed she held him while I collected my purchases and organized my bag. Truly a life safer on that day.
So nice, so understanding and helpful.
Anyway, one Christmas present down and here it is… N’s Februaray Sweater