I had no idea what to make. Katie and Matt are young, modern, hip. I wanted something a little nontraditional, but still "sweet". I opted to choose a vintage sweater pattern, and make it in a modern, bright combination. Originally, I wanted a grey or black for the solid colour, but nothing was working out. I found this Loops & Threads "Graceful" back in late March and paired it with Patons "Sequin Lace" in violet. Everything was going good with the sweater, though I had already missed the birth when I noticed a huge error with the first sleeve. After that, it was smooth sailing.
I wanted to use up all the purple, and thought some solid purple booties would be nice, and somewhat practical. They turned out a little big, so I made a smaller pair in the Graceful yarn. Wish I had a close up picture of that. These booties are done in Brioche stitch, and in a solid colour, that's nothing interesting. In a variegated though, it's rather neat. I've made these before, so I won't get into the details.
The set got finished and gifted one day when she was outside with little Mia. By not getting it done in time for the birth, I was able to add some lilacs from their bush, and some from our bush :)
Yarn In: 4903gr
Yarn Out: 119gr + 1812gr = 1931gr
Balance: 2972 gr more brought IN than out
Cost: $284.07/174days = $1.63/day
Well, those calculations are a little off, since I popped back over to Michaels' and they still had some of that reflective yarn in the clearance!