The first post after a long break from blogging is always awkward so let’s just pretend the 3-month break didn’t happen.
I was on a one-week vacation in Washington, DC last week to visit my good friend Sam of Fluffyland (you probably remember the cute alpaca plush she made for me?!) where I finally had time to finish a sweater that has been on my needles since August.
I knitted another ‘Bedford’ sweater, designed by Michele Wang and published in the Brooklyn Tweed Fall 11 collection. I finished my first Bedford in autumn 2013 and it’s one of my favorite sweaters, thus I wanted a second one. So when I saw this gorgeous yarn (“ultra alpaca” by Berroco, colorway “grapefruit mix”) in a cute yarn store in Montana last year I couldn’t resist and bought a sweater lot.
The majority of the sweater was knitted when Sam visited me in Munich in the summer (yes, I have awesome friends who fly across half the globe to see me – and drink German beer, of course) so it only seemed logical to finish it in her present.
It is very cozy and soft – the alpaca / wool blend is very comfortable and warm to wear; ideal for cold winter days. Another perk of finishing the sweater during my vacation: I had someone who took photos of me wearing it right away! All these pictures were taken by Sam. Being in front of the camera is always uncomfortable for me but Sam made taking these pictures fun – as in I almost enjoyed it 😉