With June here, I really wanted to get a move on my Christmas list. I’m actually planning on making fewer things this year, but a few things are on the bigger side.
Like the present for Dad. In the winter, he’s always cold, so my plan was to make him a Grandpa cardigan. Something he could throw on and off. Mom gave me some yarn from her stash – she’d got it ages ago with plans to make Dad a sweater, but never got that far.
When I told her my plans, she said I’d be safer with a pullover vs a cardigan. And the plainer the better. She’s been married for him to for 45 years, so I bow to her wisdom on the matter.
In the end I came up with Southwood.
Top down, raglan… and plain, plain, plain! The yarn is Patons Classic wool in a cream/light grey twist. I’ve got the collar done, and that’s all I can do for now. For some reason, I don’t have a 5mm circular needle. One has been ordered from Amazon, but it probably won’t arrive until the end of the week.
While I’m waiting, I’m working on the Static man sock.
It’s coming along quite nicely, and I’m working my way down the gusset. I love the pops of yellow in this pair. It just adds a touch of excitement in an otherwise simple knit.