With bad seasonal timing, I just finished knitting a sweater for Pea with the most scrumptious superwash wool (Malabrigo Rios). I love how soft it is, especially in the broken rib stitch I used – it seems so comfy and warm. The pattern was excellent – I just measured my victim and did a little simple math as directed by the pattern, chose my own stitch pattern and neck shape, and knit up a totally custom, really cute raglan sweater that fits Pea perfectly. (Now. At the end of winter. Go me.)
I love the yarn. I love the color of the yarn – beautiful blues and greens. I love the finished sweater. When I put it on Pea I didn’t totally love it, though. The color isn’t really right for him. I’ll still dress him in it, and he had fun posing for me, but I should have chosen a different color. Oh well. Live and learn.
One of my favorite pictures from today was from when Tea begged to join in the photo shoot, but then wanted nothing to do with it once he was there. Poor Pea just rolled his eyes as I tried to coax any expression from his brother.