Behold, my friends, one of the many reasons you should ALWAYS SWATCH when you knit a sweater, even if it’s a pattern you’ve used several times before:
What, you may ask, is the big deal about this (besides the fact that the motif is off-center)? Well, ya see, this is the sweater that was supposed to be Baby David’s birthday gift….OK, are you done laughing now? Ya see, I was knitting the 12-18 months size and didn’t finish it before the party. Good thing, b/c I found out Baby David wears a size 24 months. I did the math to make it two sizes bigger, but ya see, I never swatched the darn thing. As I was knitting along, I saw that it was big, but I kept telling myself, “Well, it’ll shrink some the first time I wash it.” Yeah. Right. As I was getting close to the bottom last night, I had to face reality, and I discovered that it actually fits Thing Two. She’s EIGHT. Baby David is ONE. Uh, yeah. After all that work, I’m not going to frog it, and she doesn’t want it, so I’m just going to finish it and give it to…I dunno. Andrei?