I love you, Mr Fedex Man.

Hermione Fair Isle sweater yarn

After I obsessively refreshed the Fedex shipment tracking site all morning, my yarns arrived this afternoon!

I know I’ve already knitted Hermione’s Fair Isle sweater once, but I didn’t really know what I was doing in terms of Fair Isle knitting, the gauging was completely wrong, and I’m just generally not thrilled with the way it turned out. So we’re going for round two. So far I’m much happier with the color choices I found online and the yarn (Knit Picks wool of the Andes) is simply scrumptious.

Somehow I mustered up the strength and discipline to finish the scarf I was nearly done with before starting the new sweater because I knew that if I didn’t do it then I would most likely be carting around a mostly finished scarf for the next five years.

It’s pinned to the carpet while it dries but the lace turned out pretty cool!

Springtime bandit scarf Springtime bandit scarf

Andd I’m also 24 rows into the sweater. Pictures of that to come when it becomes more interesting because right now it’s literally just a knitted ribbon with some awkward sideways cabling on the ends. I will say though, the gray yarn I bought for the sweater is absolutely perfect. It looks gray when you look at it but it’s heathered with bits of blue so that in certain lights it looks light blue, which is exactly the shade I was going for because for ages I couldn’t figure out if the original sweater was blue or gray.


And now, bedtime.

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