I did it! I completed two sweaters for Luvinthemommyhood's Summer Sweater Knit Along. One was a baby sweater that was gifted and one was a man sweater. I've made a couple of toddler sweaters before but never one for myself (except a mini bolero) or for my husband. It was a little shocking to buy 7 skeins of yarn at the shop instead of just a couple. To be honest, I'm pretty sure I can buy a nicer quality sweater for less in the store and will never make him one again, but at least I finally made him something! He feels a little left out sometimes will all my sewing and knitting for the girls.
Look at that
uncomfortable goofy grin. He's so happy (not). I think I got more of a kick out of him modeling than he did. :)
The sweater pattern is Brownstone by Jared Flood, but I like to call it the Man Sweater. I debated naming it the Sons of Anarchy Sweater since it was knit almost exclusively while watching all of the old seasons of the tv show. That was some serious bonding with the husband. The sweater pattern wasn't super complicated, just a ton of knitting. I was so happy to finish it and stop carrying around a giant sack of yarn everywhere I went.
Nice back view ;)
I left off the optional toggles for a more casual look. And really, I wanted to be done!
Lastly, here's my itty bitty newborn sweater made for a friend's baby. The yarn is Plymouth Merino Superwash in coral. I LOVE this yarn for baby items. It knits up so well and is meant to be machine washed. The pattern is from one of my books, Leaf and Lace patterns designed by Jeannine LaRoche. I use these patterns often for the bonnets and hats, but this is the first time I made a sweater from it. So easy once I look my time counting.
I look forward to the next knit along. Hopefully some works in progress are included again because I have a few that I need some motivation to finish!