Here is another knit from the past. You know it well – it’s your Christmas ’09 hand-knit, El Nimbo Albaricoque (Apricot Nimbus).
This was my first adult-sized garment, so I thought I’d ease into the realm of sweater knitting with a chunky yarn and a little cropped cardi. I used the Nimbus pattern by Berroco and was inspired by babyfishknits’ Azul Bolita Nimbus in Malabrigo Chunky. Beautiful brilliant blue! I think the soft peach is great on you, though.
This knit was not without its trials. With just a few rows left to knit on the sleeve, I ran out of yarn. I didn’t panic; I quickly ordered another skein from a different seller. I knew that Malabrigo’s dyes are very unique and the chance of finding the same dye lot for the last skein was near impossible. I hoped that the slight variegation in the yarn would disguise any differences in color. I was wrong. The new skein was much brighter. I ripped out the entire collar and finished the sleeve with the old dye lot. I then re-knit the collar, using the new dye lot for the part that would be inside, against the neck, and the rest of the old dye lot to complete the visible collar. Needless to say, I had enough yarn left over to make the Apricot Cabled Baby Hat, too!
Stay tuned for more glimpses into pre-blog craftiness.