After dealing with last week's treble stitch sweater skeins not matching, I decided to make one of handspun fingering yarn with size G crochet hook.
I usually buy around 8 Shetland fleeces yearly. Last year I bought 9 - 5 of which were white and surprisingly 4 have not been dyed (handspun now). This is a fleece I bought at Estes Park Wool Market last year. The name on the business card says Sugar N Spice from Shet-Tu Sheep Farm.
I washed this fleece just enough to leave some lanolin. I then spun and plied it to fingering weight. When I spin for crocheting, I spin a finer weight of yarn then when I spin for knitting.
I crocheted this sweater almost exactly the way I did last week's Abigail sweater. That is, crocheted the body front to front in one piece, the sleeves to the armhole separately, joined them and did a mock bottom up raglan. I say mock because I adjust the decreases so the yoke would fit me better. I love the neck. I love how this drapes.
I don't know if I will add buttons to it - I crocheted this with the thought of wearing it in the summer time over a light shirt. If I do add buttons, they will be mother of pearl ones from my grandmother's button collection.
I'll have M take a better photo with me wearing the sweater. I'm sure it will get worn a lot in the coming week - what with the cooler rainier days in the forecast.