My littlest boy wishes he were bigger. He doesn't like to be called "my baby" anymore...he corrects me and tells me he's my big boy. He doesn't cling to my legs like the other two did at two and a half years old...he's gone in a flash with a purposeful stride after his older siblings. He is growing older faster than I'd care to admit...and I catch my breath sometimes wondering at these fleeting moments that I wish I could bottle up and stash away on the pantry shelf.
He needed a new sweater as his green cardi fits him snug, showing his chubby wrists and belly. And because he is still just two, I made him a little rainbow that his golden self emerges from. With a paper airplane in hand (his favourite machine after the helicopter, which he calls the "bop bop bop bop bop") we went out to the yard for a little flying time.
I used the old tried and true neck-down cardigan recipe that has proven reliable to me a few times now. I played with the stitch count to find the right sizing, and ended up beginning this sweater three times! It fits quite nicely now...and I'm hoping it will fit over next winter, too. I suppose it depends on how much growing up my boy will do in the next year...I'm hoping not so much.
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ravelry notes here