February 3, 2011

Quick Knit

My nephew's birthday is next week an my sister longingly wanted a Wallaby for him after seeing my other ones I had made. Well my Wallaby pattern is in New Jersey (long story) and I figured I could just make up a sweater for James. So, I consulted my copy of Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. If you don't have this book, I really consider it a MUST have book for any knitter's library.

I cast on 6 days ago for a raglan pullover and I modified a collar with some short row shaping in the back so it was sort of a polo collar. I will admit I considered and started making a hood but it just wasn't working. Anyway, I think it turned out wonderfully! James has BIG blue eyes and I know this will look great on him.

So yesterday afternoon after I finished this I had a moment of panic. I didn't have a single project on my needles and my hands were at a loss with nothing to do! For the first time in ages I watched an hour of tv without knitting...un-natural! So I grabbed the leftover yarn from this sweater and cast on some mittens for James' older brother.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Great sweater! You had nothing on your needles? I can't imagine that. It really must have felt weird. Good thinking to cast on those mittens!