I wasn't going to blog today: I'm off to go shopping and have lunch with a dear friend and I didn't have much to update (the sheep pajamas are done with the exception of the buttonholes and the sleeves hemmed).
However, I wanted talk about my Spring Forward Cardigan vs. Rose Leaf Pullover.
The Spring Forward was made using TLC's Cotton Plus, a 50% cotton/50% acrylic blend (or close to those percentages).
The Rose Leaf Pullover was made using Cotton Fleece (80% cotton/20% wool).
I've worn both of these sweaters a lot. The Spring Forward got a lot of wear back in the spring before it got too warm to wear it and I wore the Rose Leaf a lot over the summer (especially when I went somewhere that had too much a/c).
I was planning on wearing the Rose Leaf today for my shopping trip. However I've found a problem with the Cotton Fleece (and this isn't the first time this has happened). It doesn't keep it's shape. It's relaxed to the point that it looks sloppy on me. I had the same problem with my Sampler Cardigan (but I've also lost a lot of weight since I finished that one).
I am now so happy that I decided to do the math to get the TLC Cotton Plus to work for the Spring Forward. It's machine washable/dryable. It's kept it's shape and it's next to skin soft. I think it has great stitch definition.
So while I have a lovely stash of Cotton Fleece, and I love the colors... I'm now wondering if I'm going to be happy with the finished product over time?
Good thing I bought some TLC Cotton Plus in the sage green to replace my Sampler Cardigan, eh?