I’m back and the Rosa Bonheur sweater

Hi there, how are you? Or should I say how have you been? It has been such a long time since I last posted. Probably the longest I have ever gone without posting. And if you follow me on other social media you may also have noticed that I have been mostly absent there too.

I’m sure some of you have been wondering how come. So a number of different reasons. One is work. I have been working a lot of overtime for work. So when I finish my work day I just haven’t had the energy to keep staying at the computer and write.

And the longer I go without posting, the harder it gets to get back into it. I even went as far as wondering if I should stop blogging all together if I’m unable to maintain a regular schedule. After all, if I start posting very irregularly, most of my readers will loose interest and then what is the purpose?

But I’m not ready to throw in the sponge, so here I am and I hope you are happy to be here again:)

I have done a lot of knitting since last time. I have also visited a yarn shop in Iceland I want to tell you about as well as share more with you from that visit. So I have lots of knitting and some purchases to share. But not all in one or the post will be too long. So I’m hoping I will write a follow up post soon for the rest of the things I want to share.

But first I need to show you the sweater I test knit. I had shared Some pictures of the beginning of this project but now the pattern has been released on Ravelry so no more secrets.

The pattern is called the Rosa Bonheur sweater by Christelle Nihoul. This is a DK weight raglan sweater knit in one piece from the top down.

I knit this using my own hand dyed merino DK yarn. The pattern is well written and easy to follow. The actual knitting was quite quick and I really love the design m the shape of this sweater.

I love the pattern details that outline the raglan/sleeve shaping. I feel this really adds interest to the finished garment.

As soon as I was done knitting this sweater was swept away from me by my oldest daughter so I haven’t even gotten to take final pictures of either me or her wearing it. But maybe that is the highest compliment, when the finished item is so loved that there is no time actually model and take pictures of it.

I’m also very happy with my chosen yarn and dye job. Knitting out of my own hand dyed yarn as always such a pleasure for me.

So for today this is all. If you are looking for a DK project I highly recommend this pattern and I’m sure if you do cast on, you will love the finished garment as much as I and my daughter do:)

Next time I plan on telling you about my Sock Madness knitting and progress. As a tease, let me just tell you that I qualified for round 4 which will start in a week or so. Very exciting!

Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for staying loyal and taking the time out of your busy schedule to spend a few minutes with me.

I hope you have been well these past weeks and wish you lots of happy knitting in the coming weeks.

Until next time, enjoy your stitches:)