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Another Sundog Report from Amanda…

Filed under: Knitting, Baby Items, Knitting Patterns, Apparel — Kristi at 1:40 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I’m so excited…it’s all done and I only spent 2 hours finishing up the second sleeve last night. Unfortunately, Isaac was already in bed then. Hopefully, I can get him to try it on this evening…and I’m crossing my fingers that it fits fantastic. I have slight fears that my tension was a little off and the sweater will therefore be smaller than I aimed for. But, this is a pre-blocked fitting and a multitude of sins can be corrected with a good bath (that goes for more than just sweaters). I can’t wait for the fancy photo shoot we’ve got planned for this weekend.

I haven’t weighed the leftover yarn…but there’s a decent amount. Enough, I’m sure, to knit Jacob (nearly 1 year old) a coordinating vest. I already drafted the pattern using inspiration and sizing from Sundog. I incorporated the same stitch patterns, and details but modified to a saddle shoulder vest. I’ll be sure to share the pattern when it’s complete.

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Comment by Amanda

October 1, 2009 @ 11:41 am

UPDATE: Isaac tried on the sweater last night. Great fit (I think it will be perfect post-blocking). The sleeves might prove to be slightly long, however, at the rate he’s growing it shouldn’t be noticeable. Plus, the snug up to his wrist enough to be out of the way. Isaac was very excited (even with the lifelines and stitch markers hanging off of him). He said several times, “I like my sweater, and it’s fuzzy.” It’s not really fuzzy…I think he probably meant squishy, but his expression and enthusiasm were priceless.

Next, I started Jacob’s vest. I’m pretty excited by the results so far. I’ve completed the back yoke (think saddle shoulder hybrid).

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