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Because it's supposed to reach record highs of 100 degrees tomorrow (they've called a half day of school because of the heat...which is coincidentially Reason #100 Why I Hate The Lower 48: In Alaska school isn't cancelled for heat) I finished a sweater!
Pattern: The Shawl Neck Cover Sweater from Sirdar Baby Crofter #377
Yarn: Sirdar Baby Crofter in some numbered color--i.e. a faux green fair isle.
Needles: US 5
Notes: Chris and I went on the NJ Yarn Crawl and while at The Blue Purl in Madison, they had a shop model of this sweater all knit out in the blue Sirdar Baby Crofter yarn. I'm usually not one to fall for stuff just by looking at the shop model, but I fell in love with this sweater. It helped that the booklet had tons of cute BOY sweaters that go all the way up to a six-year-old size. (There are some cute baby girl sweaters too, as if the knitting world doesn't have enough of those already.) So I caved and bought the booklet and five balls of the yarn. Unfortunately they didn't have five balls of the blue that I originally wanted, but the clerk was able to sway me on the green.
And I think Mooch will look just fine in it.
Come winter time!!!
My favorite part has to be the shawl collar.
Which, now that I look at it, I think I crossed the collar in the "girl" style instead of the "boy" style. Whatever. I didn't realize there was a difference until I was reading the directions.
I made it a bit big, so when the weather does go below zero (aaahhhhh!) it should fit him just fine.
For now he'll have to be content to run around in his socks and sandals while it's still cute for a person to do so.
At least the Pot Garden is enjoying this hot weather.
I'll catch you all later--I've got a cold shower to take and an air conditioning unit to curl up with.