Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Laverne & Shirley

It's looking a lot more grey around here these days, so it seemed like a good time to post something nice and bright from a sunny Summer's day.  Which is not to say the weather will keep me from wearing bright pink.  It works in any season, and I love it, and you cannot take it away from me!

In fact, I think it's time to pull out the oversized turtleneck made from this exact yarn, because it feels like it just might be cold enough to wear such a cozy garment.  

This short sleeved monogrammed sweater was made from the remaining yarn from that project.

I am usually a bit aggravated by leftover yarn from a project.  I feel as though I should be able to get fairly close to the amount needed by looking at the pattern.  Other the other hand, it means that I get two sweaters for the price of one (or at least I can trick myself into believing that)!

And now that I have had the opportunity to wear this sweater a few times, along with the turtlenecked version, I feel safe to say that this particular yarn is really lovely.  Although it appears to be discontinued on the KnitPicks website, I believe this fuzzy marvel has been rechristened "Wonderfluff" in a slightly larger gauge (from DK to Bulky).  

Surprisingly, this particular yarn does not shed much.  I have a couple of sweaters made of alpaca that leave fiber bits everywhere.  I was expecting to have a similar issue with these sweaters, but I was willing to deal with the mess because I love the color so very much, and wearing a fluffy sweater is very fun, perhaps even comforting.

Now I am thinking that I need more super soft fuzzy fluff in my life.  And I don't feel like casting on an incredibly complicated knitting pattern at this point, but this yarn makes stockinette stitch look pretty fantastic . . . so maybe I should start looking for cozy sweater patterns.

And until that time, I have two fabulously fluffy sweaters to snuggle up with when the mood suits.  One has a monogram that makes people think I am channeling Laverne DeFazio, but hey, that's what happens when you wear a monogram and your name starts with the letter "L"!

Sweater:  Made by me, "Jailbird Blouse" by Poison Grrls
Skirt:  Made by me, Butterick 6285
Shoes:  Remix "Babydoll"
Earrings:  Vintage


  1. Uh-Oh...I love both sweaters (and truthfully, I am a sucker for cozy turtlenecks so I do have a favorite)
    AMD when I linked through, Wonderfluff is on sale...

    1. It is! And they have a bunch of new colors . . . very tempting.

  2. The flora and the footwear...nature conspires with you Laura Mae.