Is that both take a lot of time and attention, but the kids grow and knit sweaters don't.
I started this sweater last fall and with only the sleeves left to finish it fell, neglected, to the bottom of my knitting basket. I had a lot of "adoption" knitting to do, then Christmas knitting, more adoption knitting, not to mention taking care of Little Sir, traveling, ect. ect. . . you all know what I mean.
So, when I pulled it from my basket to finish it, it was pretty clear that it wasn't going to fit Little Sir anymore. He just had a pretty significant grown spurt and is now wearing 3T clothing. (He may not be doomed to be short, after all!)
But, I love the color and the simple design. So I finished it up, and mailed it off to Princess P. for ET to wear next fall. It will make me happy to see it on him. (The only thing I ask in return. . . . PICTURES!!!)
The pattern was improvised from The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns raglan recipe.
The yarn is one is a DIY yarn I had made at Yarnia is Portland. (if you haven't been there, GO! So much fun!)
I knit it on a US size 7 needle.
The cable is just two 2x2 cables next to one another, each twisting in toward the center.
I love my nieces and nephews. I'm so glad that there are several knitters in our family, though. I would make myself crazy trying to knit cute things for all of them by myself. Can't wait to see this little guy sporting his new sweater next fall!