Had me a little ole seamin’ party today, right here in my late FIL’s La-Z-Boy. I really like how this came out. I had intended for it to be dark brown on the body parts and light brown on the sleeve parts, but plans changed when I forgot to take the light brown with me somewhere. Hubby says it’s better this way b/c it’s asymmetrical, and you can’t be too symmetrical when you’re knitting with hemp.
Zo, here are the specs:
PATTERN: MD Baby Kimono
YARN: Allhemp 6 in cinnamon & pumpkin, courtesy of the ever-lovely Zib, gifted from her stash to mine this summer after much inquiry and joking about hemp yarn.
NEEDLES: Um. Um. US 7′s? I really don’t remember b/c I finished the knitting ‘way back before my surgery and was just waiting till after I was off the dopey meds to do the seaming (I’ve got enough strikes against me in that department w/o trying to do it while on drugs, ya’ll).
RECIPIENT: Hubby’s co-worker & his wife are having a son, due on Halloween. Said couple live in Pacifica and will appreciate the hemp yarn more than others might, especially as hemp plants are so good for the environment, not stripping the land, etc. (No jokes, please. They’re not potheads or anything, but they will appreciate that it’s such a “green” natural resource.) They’re a really cool couple; their wedding was two weeks after we buried Paul, and Jubal has been a good friend to Hubby at work — someone to golf with, commiserate about work stuff with, and argue politics with (he hates Hubby’s Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Democrat shirt…).