It fits him really well and he’s quite happy with it. I am not sure when I will knit anything with black yarn again though because it was a bit of a pain!!
I started it on January 17 and then sort of set it aside because… like I said, the black yarn was kind of a pain to work with. But my littlest little was sick Saturday night into Sunday, and after being up all night Saturday I just didn’t feel like doing anything around the house Sunday, or shopping, or anything so I just sat and knit all day long while the littlest little was passed out on the couch.
It is not often that I get to spend an entire day knitting, so I was glad for that, but wish it had been under better circumstances 🙁
After I finished that I spent the rest of the day working on my oldest daughter’s socks. I have completed 7 pairs of worsted weight socks but this is my first pair of fingering weight. Someone at work suggested I try small circulars so I bought a pair Saturday afternoon and I absolutely love them, so much so that I think I might actually complete a pair of fingering weight socks… finally.
First I finished a pair of mittens to match Naomi’s hat and cowl. I used the basic pattern from a Craftsy class, but added the garter stitch and used a k2tog and ssl on the decreases at each end instead of k2tog even spaced around. I think they came out great.
I also designed a head wrap/ear warmers that I’m calling “Reversible Diamond Ear Warmers”. I know my names are so clever haha. This can be purchased on Ravelry, Craftsy, or Etsy.
Then I made another Oats Cowl for my daughter Hannah.
Still on my needles: Gillian’s Flax sweater, Hannah’s Reyna shawl, and my Light Rain Sweater. Between work and home I don’t have a lot of time to knit, but I am slowly and steadily making progress.