Striped Raglan Sweater
Today is Arlo's 8-month birthday! I love that little squishy face :)
Our activities this morning were somewhat festive--we walked around our neighborhood, got breakfast burritos (not our favorite breakfast burrito place, but the best bet when somebody had a super-short morning nap and is likely to have a meltdown if he has to sit at a restaurant for too long--thanks, 8-month sleep regression!), and took pictures of Arlo wearing the raglan sweater I just finished for him. I've been working on this sweater since October (it's the same yarn I used for his sweet baby cap, which he outgrew a few months ago). But then my mom made all sorts of great sweaters for him (thanks, Nana!), and Christmas knitting intervened. Also, I don't really have the dedication necessary to knit sweaters (even baby sweaters) in fingering weight yarn. I lose interest while I'm knitting the body. Next time I'll try modifying the pattern to use worsted weight so it will go a little faster.
The sweater pattern was originally written in Norwegian, and it took a little effort to get my hands on an English version. But I'm glad it all worked out, because I'm really happy with this sweater. It's basic, but the buttons at the neck add some interest. I'm planning on making this pattern again when Arlo is bigger.
(More information about the sweater is available on Ravelry)