Good News: Mailin. This pattern! Beautiful, well-written, perfect. I love this sweater. Cables, neckline, thick bottom ribbing, and that sleeve cuff...just the best!
Bad News: I goofed. After getting gauge with a smaller needle than the pattern suggested, I proceeded to knit the sweater a 1/2 stitch smaller than gauge. How did this happen??? I thought the sweater looked small, but I tried it on as I went, and it was workable. I thought I would do some aggressive blocking at the end. Then I finished one sleeve. It's too small. Such.a.bummer. All the while, every time my daughter would walk into the room and see me knitting it, she would say things like, "If you don't want that sweater, I'll take it!" and "I really like that sweater!". Point taken, Emma.
Good News: So I let Emma try it on. And she's adorable in this big, over-sized (for her) cabled sweater that I was knitting for myself. "The sleeves are way too long, Emma," I say to her. "Maybe I should just rip it out and start the whole thing over." She pulls her arm up into the sleeve further and says, "I love long, cozy sleeves! They keep my hands warm!" How am I supposed to say "no" to that?! So, Emma's getting a Mailin. I tell her that I will buy more of the exact same yarn in the exact same color so that I can have my own Mailin. Then it dawns on me..."Emma! We'll have matching sweaters!!! We'll be twinkies!!!"
A look of horror comes over her face. And I have decided not to take it personally.
Joining in with the other beautiful knitters at Ginny's for Yarn Along!