I have finally finished the Suburban Wrap for my totally Knitworthy niece and popped it into the mail today. Check out this piece of wonderfulness!
My niece saw the Suburban Wrap by Joji Locatelli on her facebook feed, shared the post with me, and the rest was history. As soon as I saw it I knew that this was a knit that was calling my name. I dug in the stash, sent her some yarn choices, and after finishing up some works in progress I cast on and got to work several weeks ago.
This project was just one chunk of fun knitting after another. So much fun, in fact, that I got into a little tendonitis trouble because I knit too long at a time as I raced along to get to the next color section. Lace. Stripes. Textured knitting. An interesting shape and rows that were a manageable stitch count. In other words, everything that a knitter’s heart could want. My project notes on Ravelry are here.
This afternoon I popped the wrap into a box and mailed it off to California where I hope it will be useful in the cool evenings to come. It made my heart happy to send it off. I can’t wait to hear that it has arrived safely.
Then I hit the yarn stash hunting for some yarn, in more sedate colors, to make one for myself.
25 thoughts on “It’s a Wrap!”
That is a stunning wrap! Your niece will look fabulous wrapped in your love:)
Thanks! She just re-did her hair and it will go great with the wrap!!
Your niece is very lucky! What a gorgeous looking wrap!
It’s a perfect size too!! I’m so going to get started on one for myself. 🙂
That’s a great idea! You definitely deserve one
I already found the yarn in the stash!!
It will be neat to see how it looks in different colours
It will be more sedate… I found a light grey, dusty rose, and plum. Perfect for me!
Oh those sound so pretty!
It is soooooooo pretty! Love love those colors. Lucky niece for sure. Take care of that tendonitis now!
I am being so careful with the wrist!! I cleaned out my sewing room and am spending some time in there since I’ve cut back on the knitting. I’m kind of enjoying getting back to some quilting.
I can’t wait to hear back from the niece once she gets it!
Oh, wow! That’s so lovely! Yes, it’ll be fabulous with her hair. MacKenzie is the only loser here.
MacKenzie: What?! It would be even more fabulous with my fur!!!
MK:Thanks! When I saw the latest hairdo I laughed: perfect!!
Wow that is stunning, totally my colours and would match my hair too! It looks lovely and your niece is going to love it I’m sure. I look forward to seeing a photo with her smiling face modelling it.
You must be a displaced twin of my niece! She also had a heart that lives color. The wrap is flying west as I write this, so some day soon we’ll get the feedback.
Your niece knows how to drop a hint 🙂
Oh, she excels at it! She’s another teacher, and for us it is a survival skill.
I love the colors that you used. Once I gave myself tennis elbow from knitting. I was knitting the front of a striped cardigan and couldn’t wait to see how it would turn out.
I can relate. It was the lace blocks and stripes that led me down the road to tendonitis. I’m mostly recovered now, but I am being careful.
My niece picked the colors, but after making her mitts I had a good idea of what to offer her.
That is a gorgeous wrap! And very well done to you 🙂 I’m sure your niece will love it!
It was a fun knit. I really like Joji’s designs.
That wrap is impressive! Well done!