No Magic Here
...but the Weasley is done. Here it is, being modeled by J, who is charmingly scratching his nose and has a lovely bruise on his eyebrow from tripping and hitting some piece of furniture. It's times like these I wish I had Photoshop.
Erica assured me that other knitters were finding their Weasleys to be ginormous. No doubt those knitters were using the Rowan pattern. Pas moi. No, no...I had to have a knit-in-the-round-to-the-armholes pattern, and used Sweater Wizard. I entered his actual chest measurement, as instructed, and my gauge, and chose "oversize" for fit -- and this is what I got. D$%* Sweater Wizard!
As you can see, it just fits. Anyhow, it's fine for now, but I have lots of Felted Tweed left over, so I may at some point pick up stitches at the bottom and make it longer. But the good news is, he likes it and didn't fuss at all when I put it on for the photo shoot. Here are the details, for those who like to have them:
Pattern: My own/Sweater Wizard Knit-in-the-Round Weasley
Yarn: About 2.5 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed in Midnight, plus a little bit of Coffee to make the initial
Gauge: 5 sts per inch, using various size 6 needles
A really good mommy would have started on S's Weasley. But I'm really just a "good enough" mommy, so I'm going to work on a few other things first. S and J both need hats, as I mentioned yesterday. I recently acquired this book and now visions of Fair Isle hats dance in my head. Amanda also found this kid's chullo hat -- cute! Anyone else interested in hats?
Also, I've been thinking about the fingerless mitts in Weekend Knitting for quite some time now. I saw glowing reviews of these mitts on Diana's blog, so I can wait no longer. The fingerless mitts are under way!