This past week, anything that could go wrong, did. This is the only thing good to come of the past 7 days:
It took me a week to knit the 12 month size, and I probably would've finished before 2pm today if I hadn't had horrendous back pain all week. So yesterday, I buckled down and finished knitting and seaming while watching the X-Men trilogy, and woke up early today to weave in ends and add the buttons.
Here's the specs:
Yarn: 4 skeins Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere, Strawberry, #15024 from Elann.
Needles: US4's. Spot on for gauge.
Started: 10/30/06 Finished 11/5/06. Buttons from Joann Fabrics.
When I read the pattern, I just couldn't believe the sweater called for 7 skeins of Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere. Impossible! I knit the Debbie Bliss Tennis Sweater in the same yarn, and I think I used 9 skeins, or maybe less. So let me tell you all right now...I used 4 whole skeins. Four skeins, including all seaming and adding the buttons too. So I have three skeins left over, and depending on whether Seth's SIL will have a boy or girl, I may need to knit another one of these sweaters. The pattern was written very well, and it was relatively simple.
I took these pictures in my yarn room, which has to be the darkest room in my house. It didn't occur to me that 1) it's a beautiful day today that 2) I could take pictures in the sunlight till I had already gift wrapped the sweater.
So now, I'm a bit lost knitting wise. I need to finish the other Charlie Brown sock, but I'm thinking of something else to knit first. I'm thinking of something Christmas-y...