It's that time of year again! Time for woolly sweaters and corduroy pants!
Every year I try to knit the kids each a new, cozy piece of warm clothing and when I saw this pattern in a older knitting magazine of my mother's, I knew I needed to make it for Camden.
Isn't that polar bear face adorable??
"That's not a mean polar bear, Mommy. He looks like a friendly one!"
I agree, Camden. Definitely friendly!
My mother is a yarn fanatic and has the equivalent of 3 yarn shops stored in her basement. So, when I asked, she was able to pull out enough cream coloured yarn to start the sweater immediately.
To speed up the knitting time, she suggested that she whip up the plain back and sleeves of the sweater on her trusty knitting machine.
With her expertise, she would have three-quarters of the sweater done in less than an hour!
So with a few measurements and a handful of calculations, she was off to the races!!
Vroom! Vroom! Vroom! went the carriage on the knitting machine and literally, within minutes, the back of the sweater came off of the machine.
The sleeves went just as quickly and she was done!
Look how perfectly even the stitches all are!
Can't complain about the speed either!
Within a few days, I had handknit the front of the sweater and added all of the facial details. Another evening of stitching the parts together completed the whole she-bang.
This is how it turned out:
Pretty darn cute, eh??
Mine you - I am not sure which is sweeter - the sweater or the boy!!
Now onto my next knitting project - a charcoal grey cardigan for my daughter to go with a new pink and grey dress. No machine knitting here - only the good old-fashioned knitting needles!
I'll show you that soon!
Keep warm, stay cozy,