Wednesday, January 06, 2016

More Knitting - Knit Last Year

So remember way back in April when I knit a black sweater that I loved so much that I decided to make a tiny Queen sized version?

And then I ran out of yarn?

Yeah.  I barely remember it either.

Luckily for you it rained this week.

And by rained this week I mean it has rained every single day this week.  It is all gray skies, and gloomy clouds, and actual water falling from the sky.  I think we are trying to get our entire year's quota of rain in the first month of the year so we can then resume our uninterrupted blue skies.

I love the rain.

Love it, love it, love it, love it, love it.

And in case you missed it, I love the rain.

But it makes the house crazy cold.  I don't even understand it.  I think it has something to do with the tile floors laid on top of concrete.  So cool in the summer, but crazy cold when the rain drops the temperature suddenly.

The other day I put on a hand knit sweater.  And I was still cold.  So I put on some hand knit socks.  And I was still cold.  So I put on a hand knit scarf.  I was going to Wear.All.The.Knits.

The Queen is a little polar bear.  She loves the cold.  But I felt this was too much and went digging in her drawers from some baby sized warm knits.  I emerged with this little gem.

Don't let her sweet little face and pose fool you.  Most of the pictures I tried to take look slightly blurry (like the one above) and she's doing this at me.

You can thank her older sister for teaching her that face.

I knit this sweater when the Queen was wearing 6/9 month size clothes (which she wore until her growth spurt in October).  I made this a 2T size with the usual shortened sleeves and longer torso.

I got the sleeve length spot on (something I would like to attribute to my amazing knitting skills but really it was dumb luck.  It could have gone either way.  Case in point, see the extra long sleeves in my last post)

The lines of this sweater feature a longer back than the front.

I think the front could have used a little more length, but Queen Bean isn't complaining.

She's too busy being a toddler.  Her new favorite hobbies include dumping out things, opening the front door, getting into the pantry, spilling what ever she can reach onto the floor, and

then eating the food off the floor.

I suppose I should be happy she is eating.

I think I would like the sweater better if it were all one color, but all in all?  I can work with this.


katie metzroth said...


Mattsmom said...

I love this sweater. I feel I mict make a me sized version ASAP. I love the back longer then the front. I love the slightly longer torso. I just really enjoy it.

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