My husband likes to tease me. "If you made at least minimum wage, you could now sell the sweater for $1000 based on all the time you put into it" he says.
Yeah, yeah, yeah! "Funny, My Love!"
My projects are taking a looonnggg time to complete, I suppose. But I'm not counting the minutes until I'm done; just the minutes until I get to knit.
Swim, basketball or gymnastics lessons? Yeah let's do it! Letting my husband drive the car, so I get to knit is another treasured bonus time. I don't even get carsick like I do reading (I don't get it), quality time chatting with my husband in the living room, well I can't just sit there and not let my fingers sit on my lap can I?
But onto a finished project. And yes, there's joy in that too!
This was my first raglan sweater. And now that I've discovered this top down, never have to sew again pattern, I don't think I'll ever look back. Genius! Whoever invented raglans are geniuses I tell you!
I was attracted to the colors of this pattern for Declan because I knew it would bring out his striking blue eyes. So I didn't deviate from the perfection (another way I could say this is, I didn't get creative with other colors!) of the Tea with Jam and Bread pattern which was designed by the incredibly talented Heidi Kirrmaier. Oh, how I do salivate over all her patterns.
A pullover sweater is the way to go for this little guy who never, I mean refuses, to wear jackets. I'll put a jacket on him as we walk out the door and it's off before we get to the car. But throw a pullover sweater, one which is not easily taken off. Well, it makes a Mommy feel like she's doing her job!
On second thought, I'm thinking the sweater was completed right on time... just according to plan for my baby boy to stay cozy snuggly warm in these wintry days.
And again, on second thought, yeah, it's $1000 sweater, I mean, look who's wearing it?