I've got a FO to share!! The sweater has been finished for a long time, but some guests made it hard to post. I picked this pattern book up while I was visiting Ava. I fell very hard for the cover sweater. I would love if SK would wear shawl collars, but that isn't happening. I'll settle for him tossing on a cardigan! Which also hasn't happened, but I'm hoping. I can't force a grown man into a sweater, but my boys are another story! I gave the pattern a test run & finished it for a friend's baby. The gender won't be known until the day it pops out.
I have no good explanation for why I picked this yarn. I needed Sport Weight. I needed something fast. And I didn't want to spend any money. So Candi Jensen's Red Heart Sport was reluctantly chosen. Ah the sweet sounds of squeaky yarn. I really wanted to make it black, but I'm never sure what people feel about baby girls in black. Personally if I had to have a girl, she'd be in black most days. For my boys, I plan on using a tweed minus the squeak.
This is the first sweater I've made in a very long time that required seaming. I'd love to try & make the boys' sweaters in the round, but I'd have to figure out the stitch patten first. Besides seaming, the pattern was pretty straight forward. However personally, I'm never a fan of patterns where the sizes are written for the Age. No good reason why, I just like to see 2T or 5T. The baby is due in October, so I made the One/Two year size. My knitting confidence is getting much better. I knew while knitting the sleeves that I should shorten them. Kid patterns always have sleeves that will fit a small adult. Of course, I ignored my Knitting Confidence & kept knitting. Tuck kept flapping the sleeves as he ran around the house. My only salvation is that the mom & dad of this baby are both well over 6 feet. Watch the kid will turn out to be 5'3 & a good sweater will be wasted.
Currently, I'm in the Last Lap with Ulmus. I've got about 20 more rows & I can't think or do anything else. Problem? Each row has 400+ stitches! Knitting is my torture.