Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Sebastian's Henley--knitting for autumn 2011
I always find knitting for the older kids a daunting prospect. After all, baby and toddler knits are the next best thing to instant gratification. But thanks to a slightly heavier yarn and an easy, straight-forward, seamless pattern, I managed this size 10-12 sweater in just 4 weeks--and I am not a fast knitter, nor do I have much time for knitting during the week. My Ravelry notes are here.
The yarn was a real boon. I got it on sale and when it arrived, I wasn't sure I liked the colors. It wasn't until I knit it up that I realized it was just the thing for Sebastian--masculine enough for his approval, and far enough from camouflage to make me happy. It handled beautifully; my hands never ached and it didn't split or cause me any problems. It has a wonderful smell, and I had to sniff it whenever I pulled it out of my knitting bag.
Sebastian has declared that is is only the tiniest bit itchy without a shirt underneath, and he is the fussiest of all the kids when it comes to clothing that "bugs" him. So that's quite a good thing.
Now it will be washed, blocked and put away until November, when the temperatures start to get a little chilly around here.