Hello Mr. Lazy,
I apologize that I haven’t written in a little while.
Regarding your knitting request, how could I possibly resist such a fine-looking bear in such a sad-looking sweater? That colour and shape are doing nothing for his figure! I will see what I can do in that department.
Speaking of knitting, I have finished my secret project!
It is a vest for my friend Anna’s son, Alex. I knit Alex two sweaters before he was even born, and now he is 2, going on 2.5. Anna is expecting another baby sometime in the spring, and there will probably be a baby shower sometime before then.
I wanted to make something for Alex, as he likely not to get as many gifts as his fetus-sibling. I will also make something pink for the baby, not because I know that the baby is a girl, but because I feel like knitting with pink. I am hedging my bets!
I am hoping that, because Alex’s parents are super smart, Alex will be too, and he will recognize the letter “a” on the front.
The knitter-ly details are as follows:
Pattern: Kid’s Vest from More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts
Size: somewhere between 2.5 and 3.5 years old (hopefully Alex-sized)
Yarn: Approximately two balls of Mission Falls 136 Superwash (colour 030) – sadly, this yarn company is no longer in business. It is shame, because their stuff was so nice.
A very simple and easy pattern, but I had never done duplicate-stitching before. It did take some practice to get it right. The instructions in the book weren’t great, so I resorted to my tried-and-true favourite: Knitting in Plain English.
This counts as my #1 project of the year. Only 11 more to go!
Have a good evening, Mr. Lazy!