On the left, Addison and his Baby Surprise Jacket in August; on the right, same kid wearing same sweater in January (5 months and 8 days later, to be exact). The hand (or something) is constantly in mouth; we felt his first not-yet-visible tooth yesterday. To refresh, Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket in Araucania Magallanes, Lamb's Pride Worsted for the buttonband, vintage buttons from stash.
We celebrated birthdays and anniversaries, ate cake(s), had a fun time visiting over the weekend. Mack has requested that I knit him another sweater -- one with a truck on it; specifically, he'd like it with a flatbed truck. ; ) Maddy gave me the "I've been waiting years for a sweater" look -- if I could only nail down EXACTLY what she wants (that doesn't cost $200 in materials). Mack is so amazingly cute these days and comes up with the funniest things (not the least of which is thinking that his Aunt Vicki has knit or is capable of knitting every sweater in their house). He was at the counter on Saturday eating a snack and got real quiet -- if you could have seen inside his head, you'd have seen the big wheels turning -- a huge smile spread across his face and he asked, "Do I look guilty?"
The pieces of Oblique are blocked! It was a pretty busy weekend, so any thoughts I had about seaming were very brief. I like to do seaming in daylight, especially with such dark yarn, so it may be a little bit -- but not too long, because I really want to wear this.
There were about three false starts on a maybe-, maybe-not-moebius, almost-lace neckwarmer with the reclaimed Monarch yarn. The pattern I chose is a 12-stitch pattern and an 18-row repeat, I believe, but really quite "simple" -- or so one would believe. I can't seem to count or get two rows completed without having a couple of extra stitches on the needles, and I am completely bewildered. This may not be the thing to take to Tuesday night knitting.