Not having to make sleeves is such a great thing.
And I love how taking photos of your children can bring so much joy. Or so much frustration.
This was one of the more joyful times. This little guy just cracks me up.
When I started this, I wasn't following a pattern. I did a gauge with the yarn, measured my guy, and multiplied the number of inches round by the number of stitches per inch. I cast on with the contrasting color, started in a 3x3 rib for 2 inches, changed to the main color continuing in the rib. Changed to stockinette stitch after 2 inches. I then had a little problem with the V, so searched my books, and found Billie. Pretty much followed that pattern the rest of the way.
Pattern: Billie, Rowan Pipsqueaks
Yarn: 4 balls Classic Elite Portland Tweed, Color #5077 folkestone, with contrasting color #5013 black forest. Have I mentioned how much I love this yarn!? Especially after you block it.
Needles: size 7
Size: 8-9 years
For: Andrew, age 8
I cast on for Vest #2 this weekend. Committing myself to finishing that and the mystery socks before I start anything else. Although, it's taking everything I've got not to cast on for this cabled skirt.
Back tomorrow with some finished socks.