This is a trial with larger needles and heavier yarn but the goal is this pattern on fingering baby blue.
When it comes to knit sweaters, Eily started out like this: with a lot of resistant. He ended up wearing that sweater only twice.
But with this one, he picked the wool himself. Wore it eagerly the first day it was done (though I may decide to rip out the neckline a second time – I don’t like that it didn’t size up as well as Gabe’s). And he continues to wear it, even directly over a t-shirt.
The beekeeper’s quilt (aka little bum rug) is taking shape. I started sewing the hexipuffs together last weekend.
The time-consuming work of filling empty spaces.
Moving to the arms on Gabe’s new sweater.
I love the speed of circular stockinette.
Last night while Rue was asleep and the house was quiet, i wove in the ends of his new hoodie: a top-down raglan in seed stitch from this fine knitter.
Never expect your three year old to appreciate a handknitted gift.
(To be honest, Gabe’s disgust has to do with me asking him for a photo shoot – for etsy purposes – of the neckwarmer and nothing to do with the cardinal hoodie but it brought back memories and when i looked back at Eily’s picture, i couldn’t resist the comparison.)