Pattern: R&R Hoodie by Tanis Lavallee (me!)
Yarn: TFA PureWash Worsted in Fig.
Ravelry project page here.
For me, one of the most rewarding parts of hiring an employee has been having someone around, full time, who's job it is to act enthusiastic and excited about my yarn and patterns! Ha! I kid, but not really. Chris and my mom (and most recently Rowan) have been great cheerleaders for me in the past, but now Sam is on board and I get to see genuine proof of her enthusiasm for our work in what she chooses to knit. It's so much fun.
Sam knit her R&R Hoodie in our PureWash Worsted weight yarn in the Fig colourway and I think that she did a fantastic job. She chose a metallic zipper much like the one I went with for my Charcoal hoodie and we both love it. There has been a lot of talk in the Ravelry group about the difficulty in finding a good zipper match these days, and I totally agree that finding the perfect zipper to go with all of our colourways could be tough, so consider a metal zipper! Metallics go with everything and add a touch of cool to your finished knit.
Last but not least, can we just take a moment to appreciate the beautiful setting offered by that cooperative weeping willow tree up there? We have lived in our current house for over 6 years and for 6 years I have wanted to do a photoshoot featuring that tree because I love me a weeping willow. I have no idea what took me so long to make it happen. I think I've tried in the past and that the light was just never right, but on this particular day it worked and I'm so happy about it! Doesn't Sam look amazing nestled in the cascading branches of my favourite tree?