Monday, October 13, 2008

A L'illo for Lolo...

I think I cast on for L'illo the very day it was released on knitty.  It was one of those projects that just was meant to be.  I had just the yarn in the exact right quantity and just the boy to wear it too!  And so it was, a little L'illo...

...for my little Lolo ;0)

The sweater is super cute in a modern vintage kind of way:  the woven stitch and construction makes it feel vintage, but the assymetric ribbed placket and collar is cool modern.  Love it!  

Though I have to admit that the actual knitting on this one was less than pleasant.  I knit it from RYC Cashcotton which is deliciously soft and shows great crisp stitch definition but it's utter lack of give makes it really hard on the hands and wrists.  

So much so that knitting this sweater gave me my very first taste of carpel tunnel pain - loss of grip and strength in my right hand, sharp shooting pains to the elbow, cold hands and numbness in my thumb, ring finger and pinky.  Scary!

Thankfully, now that it's done, the pain is gone.  It's one of the many things I was thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend.  Of course I was also thankful for my family, grandma's turkey, a delightful walk in the woods (above), my sister's ham and fiber...naturally!  

Happy Thansgiving to you and yours!  Oh, and if you're Canadian, don't forget to vote on Tuesday, eh?


  1. See, now I might just have to add that to my queue.

  2. Gorgeous. I'm coming off two cotton sweaters myself and don't think I can handle another one though. I wonder what would be a good wooly replacement? Or maybe I'll just add to the queue and take it up for spring.

  3. Ficou maravilhoso!! adorei:))

  4. What a cute little sweater for Lolo! I'm 100% in agreement with you re: cotton yarn. I've knit with the Cashcotton before, and I actually think it's better than most. We knitters need to safeguard our wrists and hands. :-)

  5. Oh my gosh, I totally missed that sweater! I love it! Thank you for the link!

  6. really cute! I love it!

  7. I get those pains in my hand if I knit for too many hours at a time. The little cardigan turned out so perfectly that I now too want to knit one up. Lolo looks so cute in it too. Great pics.

  8. I'll have to add that sweater to my queue - yours turned out fabulously!

    Love the slide show. Your boys are super cute!

    Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

  9. Anonymous4:05 a.m.

    As always, your knitting and your boys - absolutely adorable combo:) Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. it is so cute! Seems like alot of work went into that. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. Another month or so till ours:-(
    Why do Canadians celebrate in October? I know nothing of Canadian history. Who discovered Canada?

  11. The sweater turned out really cute! I like it better, now that I've seen it here, than I did when it came out. Lovely work!

  12. Love that back detail across the shoulders! Nice job indeed!

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