And now, some knitting

It’s been cold here this week (and I mean actually cold, thankyouverymuch. 19 degree windchills are nothing to sneeze at). We’ve been bizarrely excited about the freezing temperatures, pulling out hats and sweaters and talking to the boys about Japan where there will be snow and not just cold, and trying to prepare for the climactic change we’re going to experience. We’ve still got a lot of things we need – I have no boots, for instance; problematic, as our new home gets about 38 inches of snow in an average January.

Anyway, as I was poking around for a new project to work on, I came across the Swish that I bought a few months ago to make sweaters for Max and Charlie. Since I’ve already made a sweater for Charlie, I decided to start on Max’s. I bought green for him, intending to make Sherwood, but that is just too complicated for me to handle right now. Fortunately, there are lots of great patterns on Knitty, and I decided to make a Vestee. Since the biggest size in the pattern is for 18 months, it did require a little swatching, but it’s really not that bad! The 18 month size was made with sport weight yarn on size 7 needles, and I had worsted weight for his sweater anyway – I’m working it up on 9s and so far I’ve been able to use the directions as written while still getting a large enough sweater (of course, I made it longer between hem and underarm). Well, I also modified it to work it up to the armpits in the round –

Max's swishy vestee

but that’s it, really. I’ve never made a raglan before, so hopefully I’ll be able to use the directions without (too many) more mods and I hope I’ll have enough yarn…but I love the garter rib pattern and the yarn is so smooshy and the pattern is so easy – I just love it.

(PS, the yarn is a much nicer green than it looks in that photo – I’d direct you to the Knit Picks site to get a better idea of the color, but their photo of it looks rather washed out, too. I suppose it’s just a difficult color to capture?)

One comment

  1. bezzie says:

    Yeah Sherwood’s a lot of work for a kid that’s just going to outgrow it with a sneeze. Vestee seems smarter.

    Hee hee, it was a year ago this month (around MLK day I believe) that the Big Texas Freeze happened…

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