I finished my beloved Tea Leaves cardigan last June, enjoyed wearing it for about two weeks, and then lost it! I was so sad. Fellow knitters, I know you will understand. It was the first clothing item I had ever knit for myself and I loved it so much—even with it’s uneven front button bands. I went to (and left notes at) all the places I could remember going but had no luck. It really gnawed at me because I am not the type to lose clothing. After I truly gave up hope of ever finding it, I special ordered more of the same yarn so I could make it again.
And then, in late October, something wonderful happened: That’s right—I found it! If you can believe this, it had been smooshed under the living room sofa that whole time. It was dusty and wrinkled, but otherwise in perfect condition and I was elated, to say the least. After a good hand washing and blocking, I commenced wearing it nearly non-stop. These days, you will rarely see me in anything else.
I highly recommend Woobu. It is soft and warm and has a nice sheen and subtle drape. Because of its lighter gauge, I sized up, but wouldn’t do that again because it ended up a little big. I would also be more careful about counting the stiches picked up for the button bands—mine are a little ripply and longer on one side. But none of this stops me from wearing it with pride!
Next on my project list, a Tiny Tea Leaves for my girl.
Ravelry notes soon.