Wee sweater, modeled!

The Wee Boy’s sweater was finally dry today, and we had some nice outings that provided good backgrounds for FO photos.

 

botanical gardens in golden gate park

  
  

our favorite library

 
I thought it might be a tad fitted, but it turns out he has plenty of room to grow!

As a bonus, the Girl wore her Wonder Woman sweater, so I got a few good shots of it as well.

   
 

A Saturday

 Today was the Spring Fair at the Wee Boy’s preschool. There were crafts, good food, friendly families, and even a wee petting zoo. The boy was very gentle with the bunnies, and the girl developed a love for chickens.   

she has a way with chickens, apparently!

Later, I picked up the Wee Boy’s quilt, which had been collecting dust on a shelf, and by bedtime I had finished it. I have no photo of the FO because it’s over the sleeping boy at the moment. 🙂 But here’s the binding action getting started.

  

During the boy’s nap today, I did various bits and bobs of sewing/crafting/mending. I patched two pairs of pants, prepared eight heart appliqués for the girl’s class quilt (the auction is a week from today!!!!),and made the kids t-shirts to match their Dr. Who pajama pants (the boy liked his pants yesterday, but questioned me as to whether there was a matching shirt. Yes, sir!!!). 

 

these make me awfully happy!

 
The girl happily wore hers to bed, declaring the pants super warm and comfy, but the boy ignored his. Oh, well.

Thus concludes an unusually crafty Saturday. Hope yours was awesome!

Wonder Woman sweater, done!

Hooray, I finished the collar of the Wonder Woman sweater today!  The pattern has a ribbed collar, but as it was already kind of high, I decided on a rolled stockinette collar.  I was afraid the ribbed collar would stand up and look like  Nehru jacket, which is not the look I was aiming for….

Wonder woman!

Wonder woman!

Back of sweater

Back of sweater

Wee Boy couldn't resist trying it on!

Wee Boy couldn’t resist trying it on!

It fits!  It really fits!

It fits! It really fits!

Back, modeled.

Back, modeled.

Phew, I’m so glad that this thing fits!  I had the feeling that it was going to be long and slim-fitting, even though the fronts consistently measured at at least 13″ across.  I think the curling of the stockinette was messing with my mind.

Overall, this was a fine pattern.  It was mostly charted, without many written instructions, so a beginning knitter might need some help, while an experienced knitter will be fine.  I should also mention that this pattern was written for adults, with the yarn doubled.  I used a single strand of yarn and intended this for a 6 year-old.

I didn’t actually do many modifications to change it to a little girl’s sweater!  I just measured my kid, did a gauge swatch and casted on for the second smallest size (okay, I did the smallest size first but it was looking too small, so I started over with the second smallest size).  I only did a bit of math in figuring when to start the colorwork on the chest.  I started around 12.2″, and it seems fine.

I’m happy that it’s not too snug, and there’s definitely room to grow into this sweater.  Now, where can I procure an invisible jet for the Wee Girl???

Almost an FO!

I finished the seaming of the Wonder Woman sweater, but didn’t make it to the collar knitting.

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I put the neck line on waste yarn and found that it does for the wee girl. What a relief!

I was surprised at how many ends there were to weave in after seaming!

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Beading and seaming

The wee girl had a play date with a school friend today, and as we did the last time this friend came to play, we hauled out the beads!

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The wee boy was out with daddy, so I was able to make a few bracelets, in addition to supervising the girls.

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Bigger news! I finished all if the parts of the Wonder Woman sweater last night, and tonight I wove in the ends and started seaming!

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I was anxious to start seaming, so I steam blocked instead of wet blocking, and it’s going fine. I seamed the raglan shoulders and started one side seam, now I’m tired! Will finish tomorrow, then on to the neck band. It’s so close to being done!!!