Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Stitches or Bust

Thank you for your condolences in regards to Nikko. It's been a very emotional week. Our home is not the same without him. I still find myself coming home from work and wanting to look for him like I've always done. It's going to take some time to get used to, but I know it will get better and Jeff and I are focusing on the great memories we have.

I finally have a picture of my nephews sweater!

I put the second picture in to show the cute reverse seams on the shoulder. It's a little big for him, so hopefully it will fit him next year as well. And he likes it!

Pattern: Simple Sweater w/Shoulder Seam Detail from Great Knits for Kids by Debbie Bliss

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash in Aqua Blue (this isn't the color name - I have to find the label but it's late and I'm tired)
Needles: Knit Picks Options size 6 (I think...I really should write this stuff down before I finish...)
Started: September 2007
Finished: January 2008
This was a super easy pattern to knit. And quick too! I finished the knitting by the end of October but didn't finish sewing it up until January. I love the shoulder seams and the rolled edges. I think Anthony looks my handsome in it. When I gave it to him he wanted to put it on right away. That's all the encouragement I need to make him more handknits!
I'm off to catch some z's. I'm leaving for Stitches West tomorrow. A little yarn therapy should make me feel better.


jillian said...

What a cutie! The reverse seam detail is a great touch - it makes it unusual!

Have fun at Stitches :) That is some well-timed yarn therapy for sure.

mary said...

Anthony is so adorable with the sweater on! I'm making a big kid version (I think) for my sweetie boy. Have a great time at Stitches! Yarn therapy... your friend.

Madge said...

Anthony is sooo handsome in his new sweater. What a cutie.

Have fun at Stitches! Remember: Buying more yarn than can fit in your car is extravagent. So take a big car. :) Travel safe, amigo.

Seattle Marie said...

He's a serious heartbreaker in his new sweater!

Enjoy Stitches and safe travels.

Ellen Bloom said...

The sweater is great!!! Nice work. Anthony is lucky to have such a talented Auntie.

Have a good time at SW. Alas, I'm not going this year. Please take lots of photos!