I’m going to interrupt Aunty Laura’s saga of dress refashioning and change the subject entirely. To knitting, in fact.
Last year I asked Pete what color sweater he wanted, and part of the description he gave me of the “burnt orange” he had in mind is that it “wouldn’t make him look like a Cheeto.” This year I asked Romeo what color he would like for a sweater that looked like his Dad’s, and he said “Orange. The kind of orange that looks as much like a Cheeto as possible.” It made me laugh (still does, actually) so I set out to find the most Cheeto-y orange yarn I could find. This is the same Guston Sweater as Pete’s, this time using Cascade 220 yarn in “Sunshine Heather”.
It knit up pretty fast, especially since I’d made this pattern once before. He can wear it now but still has some growing room. The buttons were from my stash; I think they were part of an acquisition of random vintage buttons from an Etsy seller at some point.
He wore it for school pictures this week, so I took the opportunity to get a few pictures of my own to post here. It was raining. He was humoring me with posing, but really wanted me to hurry up and get it over with. I asked for some interesting poses/action shots. I got this…
I’m seriously behind on taking pictures of my finished knitting (this one has been done for at least a month). As the weather cools down, though, I’ll need to get things documented so they can be thrown into the regular wearing rotations.