Last week, Clara got a new pullover made for her, from wool gifted to us by her Auntie S., some time ago.
Of course, as soon as all her siblings saw it, they wanted new sweaters, too.
I pointed out to the children that even if I knit them sweaters right now, they couldn’t possibly wear them in this summer heat we are experiencing. Their reply: “But we have air conditioning!”
Needless to say, I spent most of this week knitting like crazy so there could be some peace in the house.
So…here we are with “Show and Tell” time!
First up, we have little Ona modelling a new fall jacket. The neckline is rather loose, but once we get a pretty scarf made, she will be warm and cozy.
Next up, we have Evie and Alvin. Evie is new to our home, but Alvin has kindly taken her under his wing to help her settle in. They both have contrasting buttons on their cardigans, because although I purchased buttons to match the yarn colours, I did not measure properly, and all the new buttons ended up being too large! Evie and Alvin assure me that they love their cardigans just the way they are.
The last sweater made this week is this one that Murray is showing off. It features a rib stitch that I discovered in a pattern book a few days ago, but which will certainly get used for more outfits as it works up so quickly and beautifully.
Both Clara’s and Murray’s pullovers have open backs with button closures, so they don’t have to struggle putting their sweaters on over their heads. There are always many hands around here to help with buttons, so no worries there…
There are still lots of skeins of yarn left, and an equal number of children clamouring for knits, so my needles are still clicking and clacking – thank goodness for air conditioning, or I would be the one sweating buckets!