Sunday, November 29, 2015

Down by the Dunes, Where the Big Kids Grow....

Poor little guy.

Well, on so many fronts, he really IS a poor, little guy.  If you saw the picture at the bottom of my last post, this speaks to Tiberius's frame of mind at many points during a day.
Beach weather is chilly!
To say Tiberius hits a few rough patches in a day is an understatement.  Somebody is always wronging him in some way, something is always jumping up and hitting him in the face (footboards, concrete, ends of tables), somebody is always telling him NOT to nap (umm....).  Poor kid needs a mood-booster every now and then.

This sweater took something like FIVE HUNDRED years to knit.

Which is basically like six weeks or something.  Sport weight yarn???  Check.  Small circulars, double check.  F'real.

I hope the Dunes sweater, designed by Justyna Lorkowska (FB page HERE) of Lete's Knits (Ravelry group page HERE), fits the bill.  It is gorgeously green and soft.  I used Skein yarn (FB page HERE), dyed by Kristin ((Also, if you haven't seen Kristen's podcast, Skein Studio, go and watch!  She also has an active Ravelry group.)).  I used Skein Sport in the Highlands colorway, and it really is so cozy-looking on him!

It barely took maybe one and a half skeins - honestly probably close to one and a quarter or so.....which means another situation in which I have all this extra yarn and no idea what to do with it.  I'm horrible about trying to use scraps, but in this case, I might try to squeeze in a pair of sport-weight socks for Tiberius in the Spring.  I absolutely LOVE it, even though it was the death of me on those 16-inch circulars.  I kind of despise working on short circulars, as many people know.  After the cabling, I finally tried whipping out some of the bottom ribbing on two longer circulars, which was okay - not sure if it sped me up or not, though, LOL.
The best I could get, of course
Anyway, the pattern is awesome, and though I DID, naturally, have a question, Zara, one of the moderators in the Ravelry group, helped me, and she mentioned Justyna may be changing some wording on some patterns, which could help others.  Otherwise, the pattern is straight-forward and simple enough to do while sitting around at the library for story time or in the car, waiting for your child to finish class ;)  As always, I lengthened the sweater by an inch, perhaps - and the sleeves by maybe half an, we'll see how my planning works out in the long run.  After a day of wear, I worry that I should have gone longer, aha!

As for family photos during Thanksgiving break.....
When the mood hits....EVERY day....

Uncle Ben found a new game to play!

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