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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Approaching, and a Sweater

Despite my optimistic proclamations, xmas is still feeling a little bit off. I haven't managed to get any knitting done since finishing Fox Hills on Monday night, and it's starting to get to me a little. I'm hoping to finally get into my mum's present today, get some cookies started tonight, and hopefully by tomorrow it'll start feeling like xmas. And about time, too, since it's the solstice today and I haven't made sun bread (we do have candles out though, so that's something).

In the meantime, I managed to get one little package sent out-the Reindeer Pullover, which is for my cousin's baby (she doesn't read the blog, so I'm safe talking about it). This sweater is tiny and adorable and perfect and I'm so pleased with how it came out, despite having taken longer to knit than any worsted-weight baby sweater has a right to.

I knit this exactly according to pattern-I debated picking up around the neck for a bit of garter stitch to stop the roll so you could see all of the reindeer's antlers, but I didn't want to risk the neck being too small for the kid. Babies have big heads, yo. I'm still completely charmed by this, and I really hope it fits him! Since this is a knitting blog, I'll leave you with one other picture of those beautiful reindeer guts:

Ravelry Page: Reindeer Pullover
Pattern: Reindeer Pullover by Jill Wick
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted "Red" and "Mink Heather"

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  1. Oh - this is just adorable! The reindeer would look really cute on a stocking, too.

  2. That is such a fun sweater! That baby is going to be the coolest kid around. I think it was worth all the time you put in. :)

  3. That sweater is TOO CUTE, I love the reindeer!

  4. Hot dawg! That reindeer kicks tail. And man, the inside is so neat and tidy. You go on them intarsia skillz girl.

  5. Really love the reindeer sweater, I'll have to remember this pattern for any future baby knits.