Cloud Chaser is the perfect name for a sweater to wear today. Though I'm trying mighty hard by modeling and wearing this garment, it's not helping to chase away our thick cloud cover. I've no doubt it'll rain tonight, but in my vest, and with the help of my sheepy umbrella, I'm ready for this fickle spring weather.
When I make this sweater again, and I know I will, I think I'll try to find a way to lengthen the back. Other than it being a tad short in length for my torso, it's otherwise perfect, really cozy and not too hot.
Four hanks of Lorna's Lace's, Honor, was more than enough yarn. In fact, there's enough left over for a pair of fingerless mitts, or booties and a hat for a wee babe. If you can't find LL Honor (see link for a good option to buy), I think Road to China Light would be a perfectly good alternative yarn. Whatever you choose, make sure it has a fiber content that allows for drape. Alpaca, bamboo and silk are a few that come to mind. Honor is a 70/30 alpaca and silk blend.
It's really sad, but I did run out of this one of a kind yarn that I used to make a sweater for a friend's baby. I still have to sew the seams in the sleeves and crochet a front border. I bought the yarn 5 years ago and there is no possible way to get more to finish the job. Still...all is not lost. I can use a different yarn to sew the sleeves and save what's left for the border. I'm grateful it's a baby sweater and not something big, or there would be a whole lotta griping going on around here. Ironically (or not), the name of that pattern is Little Clouds Baby Sweater.
Hmm. If I want the weather to change, maybe I should knit something that doesn't have clouds mentioned in the name.