Pattern: Santa Cruz Hoodie from Knit2Together, size 1 year
Yarn: Plymouth Dreambaby DK ), 50% acrylic microfiber and 50% nylon. 4 skeins in #127 (dark green), 2 skeins in #125 (sage). Yarn was double-stranded.
Gauge: 3 sts/in.
Needles: #10 and #11 Lantern Moon circulars.
Comments: A super easy pattern. I love raglans because they are easy to knit either in pieces or top down. I originally wanted to convert this to a top down. But using 2 colors and double-stranding the yarn changed my mind - too messy. I also decided not to make the pockets. What kid uses pockets??
I'm not sure what to make of the hood. Hoods seemed to come back into fashion a couple of years ago but to me they're rather a bother. Most of the time they are ornamental; I simply don't like wearing them on my head, especially if there are no ties. I debated not knitting the hood for this sweater but the cuteness factor won in the end. My friend will appreciate it.
Hoods, though, just aren't my thang. If I make this for Karalyn, who also has a hoodie phobia, I'll leave it out and make a roll neck instead.
What do you think? Would you knit a hooded sweater and actually use the hood?
My resolve to knit small things is competing with the nagging urge to complete the finishing of some sweaters. Wiggles and Waves comes to mind. I've also got a cardigan that I've never shown you because I've been too embarassed with my (lack of) finishing skills. The seaming needs to be frogged and redone. You'll see what I mean if I can bring myself to take a picture of it.
In other life news...my rose garden has exploded. Two years ago Karl and I planted three climbing rose bushes in what was then a very bare planter box. Karl even built a trellis. That spring the bushes spread like weeds because we had so much rain and ever since then we've had a lush, full rose bush trellis. Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend!