for three fabulous kids. Of course, I can't find a recent photo of the fabulous kids, so you'll have to settle for bad pictures of their birthday Wonderful Wallabies.
L to R: Light Rose and Sage for M, Hunter and Tan for B, Cherry and White for D. Click for big.
I knit all three from Dark Horse Fantasy—a reasonably priced acrylic and nylon blend. While my sister is capable of hand laundering kid sweaters, it seemed unfair to send handwash-only sweaters intended to be loved and worn as hooded sweatshirts by kids who love to play outside. M and B received theirs in March (hence the horrible iPhone photos from the days of broken camera) and wear them whenever possible. I mailed D's yesterday, so he should be wearing it this weekend.
Pattern: Wonderful Wallaby from Cottage Creations.
Yarn: Dark Horse Fantasy in colors listed above.
Notions: 4.0 and 5.0 mm
Time: M: January 26 to February 13, 2008; B: February 15 to February 29, 2008; D: April 19 to May 25, 2008
Comments: I had fun knitting lots of love into these three sweaters. Toward the end, it did feel like something of a death march. I kept things interesting by mixing up the stripes and experimenting with cast on techniques. On the first two I did a tiny bit of intarsia in the round at the base of the placket to make the contrast.
After a winter and spring of knitting for others, I'm totally ready for a summer of selfish knitting. I'm planning to finish three half knit summer sweaters next month and to get my needles ready for the Summer of Socks.