Remember when I finished a lot of things last month and told y’all it’s because I only count FO’s in the month they’re done. This month I have only one. Thankfully, it’s a good one … Soldotna!I’ve worn this a few times (can you see those wrinkles?!) since I finished it on the 19th. Black jeans, blue jeans, white top, chambray top, short boots, tall boots … ALL GOOD! Y’all I love this sweater!
The yarn is Ístex Plütulopi and it might be my new favorite yarn for stranded colorwork – it’s unspun Icelandic wool and sometimes it seemed to simply fall apart when I looked at it the wrong way. Ah, but it splices (no spit required) back in a jiffy and oh my goodness is the finished fabric fine. and the halo. oh my.
I did add a bit of length (the project is named Soldotna Not So Cropped for a reason) and made a few other modifications that felt right (all are documented in my Ravelry project). So far I’ve only layered with an un-tucked blouse.
I do think it would be cute with a fuller pant/skirt, and for me, it needs to be one with a defined waist. I don’t have something like that in my wardrobe right now. I do however, have plenty of jeans and white/chambray shirts, so I’m happy!
Still … I miss having Katie take these FO photos 😉
Happy Friday y’all! and happy End of the Longest Month. Ever!