Saturday, April 30, 2011

apparently, elves have a lot of knitwear

HEB: "What do you think, buddy?"
T: "It's my elf sweater!"
[Pauses to put it on.]
T: "When are you going to knit me my elf pants?"

It may have been a complete failure of an idea, but he didn't seem to mind. It's the Child's Placket Neck Pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. This is the third Placket Neck Pullover I've made him. Given the fate of #2, I stuck with the old standard of Blue Skies Dyed Cotton for this one, just like #1. As always, it comes through beautifully for kids knits.

I measured my nephew and knit the sweater to his measurements since he is tall and skinny. But I should have made it one size larger since I couldn't manage to finish it promptly. Maybe it will be a cold spring in Wisconsin and he'll be able to wear it a lot before growing out of it...


Elizabeth said...

HEB, he's so grown up!!! When did this happen!? I guess I have (over the years) continued to picture the little baby we met at your house in PA over NYE.

HEB said...

I had a bit of that same realization through this post: it was time to add a tag for "kids knitting" instead of continuing to label his knits as "baby knitting." He is, after all, going to real school in the fall.