I just finished knitting Silas’ new sweater, the Elwood sweater, and before I barely had it done he was wearing it. No surprise as he had been prompting me to finish it so often. Every time he saw my hands sitting idle, he’d bring me my knitting, “Here’s my sweater, Mama”. (The fact that it took me nearly 3 months to knit this is, I think, evidence of how infrequently my hands are idle, though I did spend a lot of my knitting time on a sweater I’m making for Maddie as well.) It’s a very easy knit, made only slightly less easy by adding in wide stripes, but those stripes are so sweet. This is the perfect little old man sweater, and I love the shawl collar. I may even make another for one of my older sons, though I don’t know if the son in Florida has much need for a hand knit sweater.
Also, I want to point out, that the sweater has buttons! I actually bought buttons and stitched them on the day after I finished knitting! This, my friends, is quite an accomplishment for me you know.