Woo! I finished!
God, it feels good to finish a project. It’s been a while. I’ve been working on that dang wedding blanket for my (now married) brother for what feels like a decade, and before that, I was working on a sweater for my husband that I ended up setting aside because I am an insane person who decided that knitting a full-on men’s sweater on US3’s was a good idea.
So, it’s been a minute since I was able to weave in that last end, break out the blocking boards and say “I’m officially done!”
And I’m here to say, “I’m officially done!” With this baby sweater.
I mean, look at this kid. He’s looking dapper in his little tweed sweater that’s still a bit big for him, which is great- it should be just about perfect in the fall. (Don’t mind the fat lip. He’s trying really hard to learn how to walk, and had a little run-in with gravity the other day. It looks worse than it is.)
I really enjoyed this pattern- Flax Light is real simple, and a nice quick project that used up a couple leftover skeins of Knit Picks Provinicial Tweed. (It’s marketed as a worsted, but knits up like a sport or a DK, so it was pretty perfect for this pattern.) I love that Tin Can Knits grades all their sweaters from baby to big adult, which means that I can make more Flaxes for the kiddo as he grows up. (And maybe matching ones for my husband and I? Though, that might be a little much, even for me.)
One thing that was odd, though, was the lack of a front/back in this pattern. No short rows at the back of the neck or stitches bound off at the front. It’s the second time I knitted a sweater for the kid that didn’t have a specific front/back. I wonder if it’s a baby-sweater thing, or something that I just haven’t run into until recently.
Have you finished anything lately?