Ta-da! Olivia's new wallaby sweater in a custom dyed colorway called "A Beautiful Butterfly". I originally found this yarn at a Yarn Harlot event in Detroit last year, in a fingering/lace weight. After some deliberation, I messaged the dyer and asked her to do a custom dye in worsted weight for this sweater. I had her dye it using a superwash merino so that it would last through all three girls, because this yarn did not come cheap. I knit a 10 and added a little bit of length because Olivia has a long torso and long arms. This will fit her for at least 2 years and then the other girls should get plenty of wear out of it.
I'm so happy about how beautiful this turned out! It has all the colors of the butterfly at the end of The Hungry Little Caterpillar and it is indeed beautiful. Thar yarn is absolutely wonderful to work with and I enjoyed just about every minute of this project (I admit that the sleeves and the hood were daunting, but that had nothing to do with the yarn, only my impatience). In fact, there are two colors in this yarn that I am thinking of asking Ann to dye for a sweater for Saragh.