Last winter David asked me to knit him a sweater. I searched through patterns on Ravelry and finally found one that he liked, the Hacky Sack Hoodie from “Son of Stitch & Bitch” by Debbie Stoller. I started the sweater in November, using a gorgeous deep blue wool yarn that I bought a couple years ago. I worked on it intermittently through the winter months and had only a few inches of one sleeve and the hood left when I set it aside in March. I just couldn’t concentrate on a winter sweater once the weather was so warm out.
I picked it back up about a month ago and quickly finished the second sleeve. The hood took a little more time, as I had taken the book back to the library months ago. I didn’t want the hood to be pointy on top, so after much work and several times frogging it back to the neck, I ended up working short rows, essentially turning the top of the hood like the heel of a sock.
The sweater fits David beautfully, and he wears it all the time. The blue wool makes his blue eyes glow… I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.