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.

4 comments:

  1. Handsome boy... handsome sweater! +JMJ+

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  2. Thanks, Annita--on both counts!

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  3. JMJ

    I really like it Nadja, you did a great job!!! Tell Sebastian Miss Cindy thinks he's very handsome in it. The colors are perfect.

    Love and prayers,
    Cindy

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  4. Love little boys in knits! I'm working on one for Jude right now...he says it's a bit itchy, but hopefully it'll soften up when washed. Your son is so handsome...just that in between stage before he becomes a true teenager. I can just picture my boy at that age...all arms and legs and hands and feet! Sweet.

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