Upon finishing the sweater in the first picture (minus buttons), I washed it and proudly held it up and Partner said, "that's a sweater for a girl!" Unfortunately, G is not a girl. I was a little frustrated because Partner had previously said it would be fine for a boy. Apparently the sleeves and stripes changed that opinion.
I took to Facebook and the vote was about 50/50 if it was boy worthy.
In the end, I decided to just make another one. I had no suitable yarn for a boy (well, I could have used sock yarn, but by now, G had entered the world and I doubted my ability to get it done while he could still wear it!) This was an authorized - and the first - break from the yarn diet this year.
And then at the last minute, I decided I wanted to make G a hat too.
Since Mom and Dad are runners, I thought G needed a running family on the hat.
G's Mom told me that "the sweater is probably the nicest thing G will ever have. And it will be awhile before he can fit in the hat, so I'm going to wear it for him, for now."
I used just over a skein of the painted Cascade to make the 3 - 6 month size so I know one skein would make the newborn or 0-3 month size. I love this yarn as an inexpensive, machine washable yarn! Only after I bought this, did I realize it was the worsted version of a laceweight colorway I've wanted since this yarn came out! Oh, I should say, to me this yarn is a light worsted. It came out smaller than the striped version, even though I made the striped version in the 0-3 month size!
I told you I've been knitting!
Pattern: Beyond Puerperium
Yarn: Cascade Superwash Painted 220, Celtic colorway, 247 yards
Knitting yardage total 2012: 1358
Pattern: I don't know! I didn't save it :(
Yarn: Blue Sky Organic Cotton, 80 yards
Knitting yardage total 2012: 1438
Yarn: Cascade Superwash Painted 220, 95 yards
Modifications: I cast on 88 instead of 96 stitches, so I had one row that I decreased in the center of the sections before doing the paired decreases.
Knitting yardage total 2012: 1533