I spent a day at Stitches Midwest this summer. It was my first yarn convention. It was okay. Yes, I bought some yarn (though not that much, only three skeins), and some stitch markers. I really did not go crazy. I don’t have much to say about it, other than it was a lot of yarn in a big fluorescent-lit warehouse convention center type place.
Towards the end of the day, I spotted a sweater sample on a mannequin and immediately I knew I had to make it. It was lacy, and soft and fuzzy and drapey and OHMYGOD I HAD TO MAKE IT.
$7 later I had a copy of Knitter’s Magazine with the pattern. It had some crazy looking thing on the cover that the guy I was dating at the time referred to as the “space lamprey sweater”. If you have this magazine, you totally know how perfect that is.
I did not make the space lamprey sweater. I did make the Lush and Lacy Trapeze by Brooke Nico, and I even made it with the same gray Lotus Mimi yarn, which is 100% mink. Did you know they make mink yarn? Because I didn’t know they make mink yarn, and it is surprisingly affordable, and it is my new most favoritest thing. It is so flippin’ soft. I could pet it all day.
Here, look at this cool thing that I made.
This is hands down my favorite sweater that I’ve ever made. I’m in love with mink.