Look at this work of art!
I used KnitPicks Brava Worsted in Lady Slipper. The actual color is far more purple than the image above is letting on. The yarn is 100% premium acrylic 218 yards/100 grams. Generally I run far, far away from acrylic yarn as all I picture is SuperSaver. I can feel the scratchiness thinking about it. Brava is super squishy and soft - I was happily surprised. I would use this again if I had anything that called for a worsted weight yarn that needs to take a beating.
With the baby blanket complete, I can finally work on my schweater again! This is Ease by Alicia Plummer. It's a paid pattern ($6.50) and the pattern is simple and easy to follow. I used size 9s for the body and sleeves and 6s for the body ribbing. I tried the 10s the pattern calls for, but it was way too large. Luckily, my darling boyfriend pointed that out, because I like to live on the wild side and not do a gauge swatch. As of today, I've finished the right sleeve and I'm working on the left sleeve as I write this. Hopefully, I can update this blog again soon with Ease as a FO.
I'm making Ease out of KnitPicks Preciosa Tonal Worsted in Panther. It's a worsted weight 100% merino wool 273 yards/100 grams. It is so, so soft. I'm in love with it's softiness. It's advertised as a tonal but it's sort of a striping yarn between dark gray and black. This doesn't bother me at all, but there is some color pooling right in the front of the sweater.
Current works in progress: