Yes, I am that behind in blogging! I am just getting to sharing this knitting project, even though I finished it on December 22nd. I am behind on everything around here work-wise, though I have quite a few things started. I also put the finishing touches on a new fabric line and sent off the details this morning. These are all things I can’t share yet, so I appreciate all of you who keep checking in one me, despite my lack of quilting related (or anything, for that matter) posts!
Now, back to that sweater –
I decided Carter should have a hand-knit sweater for Christmas. I selected this pattern. I stuck with green for the yarn, though mine is a bit brighter. (Somehow, I resisted the urge to once again knit something in blue). I finished the sweater the night before our get-together with Joel’s family. Unfortunately, I don’t have any good Christmas pictures of him in the sweater, as they all look like this. He didn’t seem to want his picture taken that day (and this time I couldn’t blame it on the Minion, like I did at Halloween.) Don’t you love Abi, with her hands over her ears? That’s how loud his crying is.
This weekend, I finally got a few more pictures of him in the sweater. He won’t sit still, so they aren’t great, but they will have to do.
The yarn is Weekend, by Berroco. It’s not my favorite yarn, but it appears to be holding up well. That can be a hard quality to find sometimes – especially for little kids sweater. For that reason, I would use it again. It’s a little hard on the hands, as it doesn’t stretch much, so that’s why I say it’s not my favorite.
The back of the sweater is plain, so you get a little break from all the cabling. I normally like some detail on the back of my sweaters, but in this case I think it would have been overkill.
I followed the pattern as much as I could – though the smallest size is a 3/4 and I wanted it to be a size 2. I didn’t really run into trouble until I got to the neck. I ended up taking it off and making it smaller. It’s still plenty big and I’m not totally pleased with it. As you can see in this picture, the bound off edge wiggles back and forth. I bound off in pattern (k2,p2), as instructed by the pattern, but I don’t care for how that looks. If anyone has any suggestions on how to get the wobble out of the edge, please leave it in the comments. Maybe I shouldn’t have bound off in pattern as instructed?
One last picture, with an “I’m up to no good” expression.
You can find my Ravelry link here.
Carter is just waking up, so I finished this post just in time! Off to go get some snuggles ;-)