My son's tweedy sweater is finished! And just because I'm happy with the way the sweater came out and my son really loves wearing it, there are more finished sweater and scenic photos than you can shake a US13 double-pointed needle at. Here is the sweater making its debut in La Place des Terreaux
Captain Destructo loves to ride his scooter around the mini fountains and ruin his shoes by sliding them through the water when he thinks Mommy and Daddy aren't paying attention. Funny guy. [BONUS: It's a virtual scooter slideshow tour
! Shots of La Place des Terreaux
, the fountain, the town hall and the museum featuring Captain Destructo racing around on his scooter like he's got rocket jets attached to his feet.] Oh, but that's not all. As Mommy likes to snap photos like a camera-happy tourist, here is a photo of the sweater at the big fountain:
This is right before he spontaneously kicked into dance mode**.
[As customary, here are the whack dance shots!
Project details: Pattern is from Rebecca 24 [thanks, Janet C], using GGH Sierra in shade #2 [thanks, Carolyn] and honkin' big 9mm (US13) bamboo needles. I used 9 skeins and knit a larger size (chest size 56/58), lengthening the torso by about 4 centimeters so that my son can grow into it for next year. It's just a basic drop-shoulder turtleneck, but it has small interesting details that make it a little distinctive: Knitting sleeves from the top down, ribbing at the tops of the sleeve caps, and a wide neck. Plus, it's quick to knit, has lots of ease and is so thick it's warmer than a polar fleece jacket. I give it a big thumbs up!
*I love this area and come here often. Le Musée des Beaux Arts
(which always has excellent exhibitions) and L'Opéra
are nearby. Another plus is that my favorite YARN haunts [La Droguerie! Phildar on Rue Grenette!] are a short walk away.
**After he looked at the fountain, he turned around and started dancing in front of it
. (I had taken dancing shots of him before we headed out, but I couldn't resist showing the spontaneous fountain dancing shots instead.) He's done this before [photos linked in third paragraph
], so I'm starting to think that he gets a kick from dancing at fountains.