While I have been waiting for BG to decide he would indeed try on his Monster Sweater.....I have been knitting other items.
And, last Saturday, I bought sufficient yarn at my LYS for a new shawl pattern. One of the TNKG ladies had started "Terra" by Jared Flood, and for some reason, it really grabbed my attention. I also wanted an opportunity to try out Berroco's "Vintage" yarn. It's a machine washable, wool/acrylic/nylon blend. Normally I admit to being an acrylic snob, but this has a wonderful feel to it, and comes in some beautiful, heather colorways. So - the shawl is finished, but as you can see, as of yet unblocked. Not sure if I will keep it, or gift it. Going to try to block it this weekend, and will take a better photo when it's all blocked and looking proper. I think it's going to be nice and big - a good snuggle up under type of shawl. LOVE the pattern! I plan to knit another in a nice natural wool yarn. Would love to try his new "Shelter" yarn, but may be a little too pricey for me - we'll see. This one I wanted to be machine washable - just in case it went to a new home.
But the REAL excitement that I want to pass along -- having just happened this morning..... (Drum roll, please!)
For some reason, he is totally entertained by trying on ill-fitting, mismatched mittens. While he had a pair(??) of those on this morning, and I was lamenting to his mom about his poor abandoned sweater, she suggested that he try the sweater on WITH mittens. It worked! (although the mittens were shed in the process). Go figure - the mind of a 2 yr old (and a very independent one to boot!). So, hasty measurements and a quick camera click produced a fuzzy photo and a plan to shorten sleeves by 2 inches. Ahhhhhh.....grandma is happy again - life is good!
Enjoy your weekend everyone. I'll be knitting sleeves! :)