A good friend of mine at work is now 30 weeks along, so it’s time to get crackin’ on her baby sweater. She loves birds, specifically owls, so this was a no-brainer. Even more lovely is the fact that it’s a free Ravelry download. I have all the respect in the world for someone that is willing to publish their own design, but the pattern itself is a bit rough. Found lots of help on Ravelry (of course!), which is making this a little easier. I’m about halfway through, the yarn is a little stiffer than I anticipated and my gauge is running a bit small (anyone surprised?), but I’m excited to see it develop. More pictures to come.
Nothing quite like a brand-new cake of yarn and a fresh pattern. Sigh.