Thursday morning, I started this:
And here's the Lyalya Hoodie that was my watched-pot knitting for the end of last week, done and blocking by Saturday night! What a great knit it was! Yummy yarn + super clear pattern + expectant recipient = happy knitter. :) Knitty gritty:
pattern: Lyalya Hoodie ABC
yarn: Malabrigo worsted, colorway Cuarenta 237
needles: size 6 + 8 16" circulars (I am a loose knitter, but left caution to the wind and knit without a swatch safety net - naughty, naughty!)
size: C (child)
I highly recommend the pattern. It has a geometry and construction that is simple but achieves an end that is intriguing to wonder at. The ribs run into each other perpendicularly and then form a point which is so quirky and fun! When worn, it hugs the head but only just the gentlest hug. (The super soft yarn helps with the hugging.) I thought about a pom-pon, but the recipient said it wouldn't be so cute if the point didn't point. Point taken. (!)There will be more of these...