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Sleepy Sheep and Decisions

Back to School in Sweaterland

It's back to school time! Hope all the young beasts out there are appropriately joyful (or miserable, as the case may be.)

I knit some birthday presents for Georgia and Thomas and gave them to them last weekend. Thomas' should have been given much earlier, but late is better than never, especially when it comes to birthday presents!

Terrifying Thomas loved his "pirate ship" sweater:

Pirate ship sweater
Pirate ship sweater

The first photo is a truer representative of the color; it is a fairly bright blue. Not glaring, just bright. The second picture is of it as it was blocking.  The yarn is Valley Yarns Superwash, an extra fine merino that is easy care. The pattern I used was Hélène Rush's Sailboat Pullover. I made the 4 year old size, as Thomas turned 4. It fit him nicely and he loves it, but I don't think it will fit for long. He keeps growing!! 

Georgia loved her "back to school" sweater too ... I think she hasn't taken it off yet!

FlowerCardiFront
FlowerCardiFront

I asked Georgia to choose the colors, and she picked bright pink, of course. It is Drops Merino Extra Fine UniColor that is superwash, so it is easy care too, but it is 100% wool so it should be warm. I can't believe how soft both of these sweaters were. You would never believe they were wool sweaters! The pattern I used for Georgia's sweater was Ewelina Murach's Flower Cardigan.  She also has nine other FlowerMotif things that she has written the pattern for, including a pullover, a t-shirt, a dress, and hats for kids, as well as a Flower pullover, cardigan, hats and a scarf for adults. And they are all seamless to knit ... no sewing involved! 

Unfortunately I didn't get a good picture of the back, so I stole one:

Back_medium2

It was a fun sweater to knit. 

I didn't start my Sleepy Sheep socks. I couldn't believe I didn't have a size 3.0mm needle (2.5 US). Dang it. But as soon as I get one I will do it!! 

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