This was Jem’s Christmas sweater from two years ago. I have a little tradition with him. I let him pick out the pattern for each sweater. He really liked the tiger sweater. (Again, the name of the book eludes me and since I have already packed my knitting books, you’ll have to wait…) This was made with Sirdar DK in blue, lime green, orange and black. Intarsia be damned. I love the outcome, but it was no easy task. What did I learn? Never leave yarn out for kittens for they might not understand what yarn is really for. I also learned that those little butterflies SUCK! I had about 10 on each row and was going crazy.
This was a sweater from Rowan Junior. I had to make it a bit larger and longer, but all in all, I didn’t have too many problems with it. I used Paton’s Canadiana in white, tan, chocolate and navy blue (though it looks black). What did I learn? Never leave out hot chocolate on the coffee table where your knitting is. Luckily it washed right out.
Jem has a few other sweaters as well. I don’t know what we will do this year. I’m thinking we have a pretty good tradition going, but I know that as he gets older something “homemade” probably won’t be ideal. I’ll just have to enjoy what time I have left to knit for my baby boy. (At least the bun in the oven won’t have much choice the next few years, huh? *evil laugh*)