i finally finished freddie's owlet
knit with KP swish in copper, it's a pleasant warm orangey brown, perfect for freddie's brown curls and stone brown eyes.
there's a reason why one should knit one project at a time. i started this back in the fall, finished the body up to the cables and was working the sleeves using the magic loop method. i don't know why i slogged on those ruddy sleeves. when i picked the sweater up last week, i couldn't remember what size i was knitting it. i remembered i was knitting a size up from petunia's (becos hers was on the smaller side) and when i counted stitches i couldn't figure if i was knitting a child's 1 or 2.
i got it sussed out, but not without doing some frogging (becos apparently i can't read and follow directions, story of my life!) but i got everything straightened out. the cables were actually the easy part of this project! plus i got the short rows (for the back of the neck) in the correct place, unlike how i knit them for petunia's (short rows on the side, not the back - i guess i thought petunia would be like a hunchback!)
i am very pleased with freddie's sweater! the sleeves are too snug (what's up with that?! i followed the pattern to the letter!) but it fits nicely! now if freddie would just wear it!
i'm not sure if it's my monkey brain/project ADD or my constitution, but dear bob, i hate knitting projects in duplicate. i cranked on petunia's sweater and then stalled on freddie's. he'll get a couple of weeks' wear with it but it feels too late. and it's going to get worse - the kiddos are going to only grow more = bigger garments! i consider myself more a process than product knitter, but apparently that doesn't extend to making two of the same project!
i **heart** this pattern. i see me knitting it again next year!
hoots in action! here's freddie's hoots:
petunia's hoots still fits, although it is short: