Today is election day in Canada and if you haven't yet done so, don't forget to make yourself heard. Somebody smart (I'm thinking Plato?) once said that the cost of not participating in a democracy is accepting to be ruled by your inferiors. Enough said!
I finished Julian's raglan sweater last night. It was a really quick knit and used up the stash of that yarn to within a few yards which is great because I can never bring myself to throw out any oddments that can still be made into a ball, no matter how small. But what to do with all those tiny balls? Well I'm glad I don't even have a tiny ball of this one left so my January stashbusting mission is accomplished!
I'm also really pleased that all the math in the pattern worked out great. I knit the sweater a little bigger than the babe so he could grow into it and it actually turned out exactly the way I was hoping it would. Plus top-down is such a great way to knit: you get to see a sweater as you go as as opposed to a rectangle (this is incredibly motivating), you can then tailor the fit as you go by trying it on, and best of all when you're done you're done because there is no seaming whatsoever! Yay!
And the little guy loves it too. It's very cushy and cozy and he loves wearing it (especially now that there are no needles hanging out of it). I'm thinking of duplicate stitching his initial on the front. I have a chart for it, but am not sure if I have a nice contrasting yarn in the same weight.
I'll have to do some digging to find out...