I spent most of last week knitting, tearing apart, knitting, tearing apart, and finally knitting this baby sweater for my dear friend’s son’s 1st birthday. Third time was indeed a charm. I fell in love with these puppy buttons as they reminded me of Jack’s two Puggles, Peanut and Butter, and I’d be itching to try this sweater pattern (the pattern Kaki’s FGM used to make Courtland’s 1st Christmas present.) My knitting process tends to involve lots of knitting and redoing and knitting and redoing when I’m learning or adapting a new pattern, so I shouldn’t have been surprised that this particular process was rather lengthy.
I’ve been in the knitting zone, having finished a Michigan-themed version of this sweater for Sunny’s FGP’s son’s Hanukkah gift (I failed to snap photos of it before dropping it in the mail, but Dellie’s handy with a camera, so I’m sure they’ll be documentation of it) and two of these adorable gnome hats for Kaki’s FGP’s daughters (I have now made a whole bunch of these hats and have yet to photograph them. It’s a fabulous little pattern, and a quick knit. I highly recommend and will try to document one the next time I do it). I’m now working on a purple sweater for Courtland, as I knit Sunny a rainbow dress last Christmas, so it’s my second born’s turn for a little hand knit love from mama.
But for now, Jack’s puppy sweater in his signature orange and camo-green.