I buckled down and finished my oldest son’s Bobbi Bear on Friday. Here he is:
Pattern: Bobbi Bear by Bobbi Intveld (Blue Sky Alpacas)
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Taupe, ~1.25 balls
Needles: Size 10.5US, 16″ circular and DPNs
Started July 31 and Finished September 28, 2007.
I don’t know why, but I just don’t like knitting the arms on these guys! I would happily knit up to the arms a hundred times, but when it comes time to pick up the stitches for the arms, I actively search out other things to do.
Almost immediately after I finished Bobbi, I cast on for a miniature version of the Central Park Hoodie for my daughter. I had already used my handy-dandy calculator and determined that, per my gauge, I could follow a certain set of instructions and end up with a sweater that was (hopefully) a bit large for her this year–maybe I’d even get lucky and she’d be able to wear it for two seasons!
No such luck. It looks adorable and is working perfectly… if a smidge on the small side. If a smidge is 7″ or less, that is. Maybe I’m not as good at math as I once thought! How sad is it that I ended up over half a foot off on my measurements… while using a calculator?! I’m torn about what I should do. I’m 3 cable-turns into the body of the sweater (I knit it in one piece to save seaming later) and I hate to scrap that much knitting (the CPH has a lot of k2p2 ribbing, too) but since I know it’ll never fit her I really don’t want to continue. On the other hand, I’m thinking I should just finish this and find something else to knit for her. I figure I’ve got 3 options:
1) Finish and gift to someone it’ll fit
2) Rip and restart using larger set of instructions for my daughter
3) Rip and use the yarn for something entirely different.
I’d love to hear thoughts on this. Really.
I’m chugging along on my car-knitting-socks and have completed the second heel, so I’m anticipating some FO pics in another day or two. Until then, I need to get moving on my daily stuff or I’ll be sunk. :-) Have a great one!