My second Featherweight has been done for about a week. I did not block this (gasp!) because it looked ok when I finished it and I wanted to wear it immediately.

I think in parenthood you learn to compromise some perfectionist notions. For example, it doesn’t bother me that the sweater looks a little wrinkled in the back in the photo above because I had it jammed in a bag for a couple of days. That just means I like it enough to carry it around with me as a just-in-case layer.

I am struggling a little to be cool with the post-baby body for the time it takes me to get back to something I’m more used to. Matt keeps reminding me that it hasn’t been even three months (because he’s awesome) and I’m trying to be patient with the process. I freely admit that in my meager self-time I don’t choose to exercise very often. I choose to KNIT, so this could take a bit longer.

Seymour very graciously accompanied me in several photos. He’s very sociable and has even charmed the mail lady. I’ve seen her stop and talk to him before. What a charmer.

Oh? Did you want to hear about the knitting? Ha. The yarn details are on this page. This is my second of these sweaters. I prefer it in a sock weight, but the lace weight one is also very handy and a perfect lighter layer. I enjoy knitting in the sock weight more because the yarn had more spring and it was a more comfortable knit. I did garter stich for the collar, bottom, and cuffs because I wanted this to be an autopilot kind of knit.

Now I’ve got to get some knitting in before Z’s morning nap is over…

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