Sunday, August 29, 2010

FO: Steggie Sweater!

Pattern: Steggie from Knitty.
Yarn: Woolease, bits of the blue and red, and then about 4 skeins of the green.
Needles: Size 7 and 8 Knitpicks interchangeables.
Mods: I screwed up some sleeve increases but I don't think it makes much of a difference!

It was obviously a fight getting this sweater on a two year old, even though it was much cooler this past week, and I'm hoping we're headed for fall. I babysit him at least once a week, and in the past three or so months, I've been seeing Max (my cousin, shown above!) two to four times a week. But two year olds rarely do what you want! He was mad in the pictures above,
a. because he didn't want that sweater on but he's two so I forced him into it
b. because his mom was in on it
c. because it was "HOT!", as he himself informed us
d. I think he didn't like how originally it covered his little hands and he couldn't use them to be fists to show us how mad he was.

(PS: In the last picture he's actually looking at his mom who I think was saying how cute it was, and you can see the obvious anger and hurt in his eyes)

The Details:
This is supposed to be his christmas sweater but I'm also making a quilt for him so this sweater is for his birthday, which was at the beginning of the month. I don't mind woolease, it's a relatively good yarn, especially for sweaters for two year olds. I love the pattern too, well written and has a bunch of sizes. I oddly enjoyed the colorwork. Go figure.

In other news, I went to the beach (Watch Hill in RI) yesterday and while I came home rather pink, I am no longer a lobster. I'll leave you with some pictures.

Yes, it was crowded. That's what happens when you go to the beach on the last weekend before school ends! It was a good day though!


Mike P. Brown said...

How long have you had this new blog format???

ColorSlut said...

The sweater is so perfect! He'll love it once it is cold out. And wow - the beach looks like so much fun!