Monday, February 2, 2009

On my needles

So last night I finally finished Boyo's Christmas sweater. This sweater has been blessed in all kinds of ways.

I started it last year with a different pattern. The weather got warm so I put it away about 1/3 done.
  1. I started it again in Nov. to make for Christmas. The previous size was too small so I had to frog it all the way back and go up about 3 sizes.
  2. I finished it in plenty of time for Christmas (about a week), but on Christmas day when I had Boyo try it on it was too small!
  3. I frogged it all again and tried a different pattern.
  4. I was able to salvage the sleeves from the other sweater but I used every bit of the green yarn I had.
  5. A year later the yarn was discontinued.
  6. I had just enough Green for the whole sweater and a small ball of black left over.
  7. It fits great!!

The Pattern I started with- The Wallaby. Last winter my mom made my entire family (except me) wallaby's for Christmas. Hubby and Girlie still wear theirs often.

The Pattern I ended up with- I made it myself with the pattern generator. I love this generator as I can use the same principle for sweaters for everyone from Hubby to Max (Girlie's Bitty Baby) It is a bit confusing the first time but after you do one, the rest are easy-peasy.


  1. Nice! Hoe do you stand so much stocknette?

  2. Okay, Okay, as soon as I move and unpack, I'll finish your hoodie! How about for Next Christmas? Just don't outgrow it before I'm done.