11 November 2010
Well, I did it. I said I would knit my kids sweaters and, thanks in no small part to our civil justice system and the interminable waits involved in a two-day jury duty stint, I've finished one before he even had a chance to outgrow it.
It's the fisherman's pullover pattern from Veera Välimäki, found via Soulemama and the sweater she made for her youngest. She mentioned it was easy and fast which was all the endorsement I needed to choose it. Plus it's rather cute.
and it's versatile! you can wear it to drive trucks in...
... or for picking flowers. Really, what more could you ask?
I don't think I'm a fan off the wool-ease yarn I chose; it's getting pill-y already and I haven't even washed it--I thought the "washable" factor of the blend would be a plus, but since I'll probably end up handwashing to cut down on pilling, it's hardly relevant. Still, it's soft and warm and DONE and that's really all we need.
and one more gratiuitous photo, if you don't mind--I really am proud of myself.