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Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Wee Fair Isle Set

It has been a long time coming, but it is finally finished. I can't believe how long it has taken me to get it done. There really isn't that much to it, but it has taken f-o-r-e-v-e-r.

Now that it is done the babe just fits into the sweater. I should have knit the 12 month size not the 6 - 9 month size. He is only 4 months old, but I never expected to have a chunker. ;) James was always on the high side of the the growth charts on everything, but Isaac has gone above and beyond. He is currently 4 months old and is in 6-9 month clothes. I never would have guessed that the 6-9 month size would have been just fitting him this winter.

So I guess he will only get a few wears out of all that work. Note to self: Make the clothing much much bigger than you think you should make. We are going to take a family photo like we do every year in front of the tree, so I plan to have the boys in their sweaters to get, hopefully, a good picture of them in it. I plan to sock Isaac in the outfit and take some pictures for memory sake. ;)

As for James' sweater... it is the fair isle that I knit for him a few years back. It fits him perfectly this year other than the neck band was too tight. I ripped out the old one and put in a new one on larger needles and it fits just fine. I always thought that the neck hole was a bit on the small size, but at the time I just wanted to get it done so that he could wear it.

Ok, so I didn't get the mittens done. Actually just started them today. But the bulk of it is finished and if the mittens don't get done it isn't the end of the world right?

I am excited to see the 2 of them in them together. Isaac's is a dark blue, but James' is a deep navy almost black.

The wee fair isle set sans the mittens that are not done yet.



A close up of the sweater.




James' sweater.




James' and Isaac's sweaters together.


If I don't get back here to post, for those of you who celebrate Christmas - a Merry Christmas to you! For those that do not - Happy Holidays. :)

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I am a married Mother of 2 beautiful boys and 1 adorable girl. James was born on 1-1-05. Isaac born on 7-21-09. Anna born on 3-21-12 I have been married since Nov. 2001. I have 3 dogs (white lab/mastiff mix, black lab and black lab mix), 4 black cats, many angora rabbits (French, English and German, many fish, hamsters, hermit crabs, frogs, chickens and our newest additions 2 bottle lambs - or as my husband fondly calls it "the zoo." I currently live in Indiana, but grew up in Ohio. I am a house wife, and absolutely love my job. I have started my own hand dyeing business called Knitted to a T. I sell had dyed yarns, rovings, stitch markers, wool washes, patterns, and many other goodies.