rr-hoodie-2When I like something, I obsess over it a bit. When I really like a food and find a great recipe, we might just eat it over and over until we have burned out on it. That is partly the nature of my personality. This hoodie is no exception. The design is R&R Hoodie by Tanis Lavallee. It’s a design that has baby sizes through adult sizes, so that piqued my interest from the beginning. This is my third, and definitely wildest, interpretation. I really love this pattern. I loved knitting it, and I love wearing my finished hoodierr-hoodie-7The yarn consisted of two different fingering weight yarns held together. I ended up using four different yarns, so please see this Ravelry project page about it for the exact colors and estimated amounts. Colinette Jitterbug Painbox was the lighter yarn, and I used several shades of Regia solids along with it. Zooey is purple crazy, so I wanted purple to be the primary color. I ran out of the darker purple soon after joining the arms and had to use a bit of a lighter purple that I had leftover from her Bitty Breezy that I made last year. At first I thought I would be bothered by the lighter purple in just that spot, but really, this is the craziest color explosion of a jacket ever, so why not. rr-hoodie-5Zooey loves this thing. Since I had her try it on for pictures at our local botanical garden she has been wearing it outside any time it’s a little bit cold, and yesterday when I picked her up from her school she was running around the playground with the hood up while it was 75 degrees Fahrenheit out. If that’s not an endorsement, I don’t know what is. rr-hoodieI’m so relieved and proud when I make her something she really really loves. She adores that hit has pockets and loves the hood. She told me she wants “another one just like it except it should be a dress.” Good golly. I think that’s going to have to wait a second. rr-hoodie-4It was really difficult to get her to take any pictures without the hood on. When I asked her to take it off for a second she looked at me like I was crazy, obliged momentarily, and then put it right back on again. rr-hoodie-3I still would make one of these for Matt, but right now I’m jumping back into his long neglected Rift. It’s been staring me in the face all summer long and now it’s starting to be cold enough to wear it so I’m getting a move on.

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