Once again, I’m pleased with myself! This little sweater is so stinkin’ cute I wish I was an auntie!
The Pattern: Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee
A really super pattern! The spot I needed a bit of clarification was the sleeve divide. It’s worth noting that you divide for the sleeves in the middle of the lace sections. Of course, if I counted stitches I wouldn’t need that clarified!
The Yarn: Tosh Merino Light by madelinetosh in Cotton Candy
I’m less pleased with the yarn. I haven’t decided yet if it truly bled or if I was just rinsing excess dye away. It seems TML is the most likely Tosh to have dye issues. I should have seen it coming a mile away. Reds are troublemakers! Rather than soak and block, I rinsed briefly. My whites are a little pink and my blues are not as vibrant so I should probably face the facts: this yarn bleeds. BOO! The sweater isn’t ruined so in this case it’s no big deal. I’m just glad I didn’t do something silly like edge it with white trim.
I’m thinking I’ll rehank the second skein I’ve got and give it a soak, either with Synthrapol to preserve the current colors or maybe just soak it and let it bleed, to get more purple from the second skein. I do like purple after all! I’m sure it’ll be a blog post eventually! I’ve got ideas galore for the second skein!