Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sweater for The Youngest

Last week The Hubby and I went on a vacation by ourselves. For the first time since 2010. Pictures to follow in a separate post (for the family, you know).
We spent a week in Manhattan and it was tons of fun.
We hit the usual sights: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Purl Soho.
OK, that last one was just for me, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit one of my favorite online haunts.
I had to snag a little Liberty of London and a couple of balls of Tosh Merino to make some back to school items.
Since we spent so much time on buses, ubers, trains and just walking around, I got a really good start on a sweater for The Youngest.
By Saturday morning I finally took a photo of my lovely purchases,

and by yesterday evening I had a sweet little sweater.

The pattern is Cascade from a 2010 issue of Petite Purls. I loved the leaf design, but I am not loving th gap at the bottom edge. I think I will make a little patch for that tonight.
What's on your needles lately?


  1. Lovely- and a sweater over night almost, wow! I love Liberty of London, it reminds me of my Mom who always wore a Liberty scarf tied in her ponytail that she bought in Europe when young. When I was young in the 60's and early 70's there was a fabric store that my Mom would go to and one wall was lined with Liberty of London, I used to just stare. Now I know where to get it.

  2. Oh goodness, we are planning a trip to NY next year and i'm adding Purl Soho to my list of places to visit!! I hadn't known it was in NY because I would only ever order on line as I live in the UK. Love your purchases

  3. Such a sweet little sweater! That color is one of my very favorites. <3

  4. What a beautiful little sweater!

  5. What an adorable sweater! And so quickly!

    The last time my hubby and I took a vacation sans kids was January of 2011, so that means we should get one sometime in the next year or so, right? ;-)

  6. Sounds like a great trip. I'd love to browse Purl SoHo.
    I think the sweater is adorable just the way it is.