FO: Dwell Sweater

Another FO! Woo I’m deifnitely on a roll here! I know it’s totally cheating to have an FO made with a 10mm hook, but it’s like socks, it’s still an FO!

10 balls of silvi in white and 1 ball of silvi in taupe later, and aunty Truus (the model in the shop) no longer fears the coming winter ๐Ÿ™‚

So the Dwell Sweater isย totally something you could live in for the next couple of months. I accidentally forgot to read the instructions about the sizing and automatically went for medium instead of small. Let me tell you, that’s not what you want to be doing. It’s b.i.g. The pattern already told me it was going to be big, and then I went ahead and made the medium instead of the small. Oh well, at least I can fit my kid in there too (when babywearing), so that’s good I guess ๐Ÿ™‚

I loved working with this yarn. It didn’t seem like something I’d use for something other than cowls or shawls, but seriously, it’s totally worth it! This thing is so extremely comfortable and cozy I can’t wait for the snowy days.

As you can see the pattern is originally crocheted with just one color, but after finishing the body, I felt that I’d end up looking like a cloud. You wouldn’t see the pockets, and collar if it was only done in one color. Maybe it’s the architect in me, but I really like being able to actually see how something is constructed.

A little bit about Scheepjes Silvi: The yarn consists of 30% wool fiber and 70% synthetic fiber, but it’s not plied, instead it’s uh, corking.? corked..? spool knitted…? euhh.. shaped like an i-cord.

Anyway, it’s not plied so the yarn is extremely airy. Trapped air is great insulation material (here’s the architect again), so it’s very exciting to see that even though there’s only 30% wool fiber in there, it’s seriously HOT. I spent some time sweating underneath this thing.

A while ago the latest addition to the Scheepjes collection came into my life and I’ve been a little obsessed by it. It’s similar to the Stone Washed collection, except unlike the Stone Washed, theย River Washed has a dyed core. This results in very deep and pretty colors in my opinion.

What I love about them is that the colors are ‘different’. It feels as though these colors want to be combined, and since we’re all working on #fade sweaters and shawls and whatnot, I felt it was time to hop on and cast on for a fade of my own ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m currently working on a crocheted fade dress for Melina using the River Washed in 952, 953 and 944. I think it’s working out swimmingly (ha!) I really like that the undertone is not white ๐Ÿ™‚ As soon as it’s done I’m going to write out the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚

I wasn’t going to blog about this one, but it’s too hilarious not to. I ordered a cannoli from “Broodje Mario” in Utrecht. If you’re going to Utrecht, you’re going to have something at “Broodje Mario”. Period. So I ordered a cannoli and this is what they write on it:
“the cannoli is frozen, leave outside for 20 minutes. Sorry for the inconvenience”

This seriously made my week, and I was already having a wonderful week. It’s so funny ๐Ÿ™‚

In other news: I realized something very interesting. It happened when I was looking at Melina sleeping in her crib, and it suddenly dawned on me. I’m getting so much better at this than I was. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not even halfway where I want to be yet, but there’s progress. I’m no longer running after life, I’m slowly regaining focus and control. See that thing there?

My darling Juandissimo is working for me while I get my crochet on so I can save my energy for this:

COUCH 2 5K BABY! Yes! I LOVE running! I’m not fast and I’m not good, but I really love running. Strangely enough, I love running on gray, dark, overcast and rainy days. Running in the rain is definitely one of my favorites. When it’s cold out and you’re warm because you’re running, the sound of rain. Ahh.. <3

Don’t worry about the baby. I have a Sokke Xplory, the front weels can be put in a fixed position so they don’t swivel. The baby is in the izi sleep car seat and is safely secured (and sleeping comfortably), the road is very new and pretty asphalt so there’s not a bump to be seen ๐Ÿ™‚

What I do want to get myself is a secure line to attach the stroller to my body so it doesn’t go anywhere if I happen to fall over, other than that, day 1 of week 1 was a success! I’m already looking forward to day 2 (not tomorrow, but the day after). Now back to my crochet ๐Ÿ™‚

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