I just realized I've been negligent in posting about the red sweater-Sam's birthday present that is a buddy to Sydney's. I did finish this one before the birthday-it was well received by Mom, but the birthday boy just pitched it over his shoulder when he realized it was more clothes! I know he'll love wearing it this winter, so my feelers aren't hurt one bit.
I actually had a bit of time to take shots of the sweater mid-block, instead of on a wiggly preschooler.
Both sweaters had these buttons. The package had trains, cars and airplanes. I put cars and trains on Syd's; and cars and airplanes on Sam's.
The best part of the sweater is the hood. I think I need to find a different pattern, though. One that is knitted more in one piece. I got pretty sick of sewing them together.
Now I'm working on February Lady in a soft off-white Lion Brand yarn for myself. I'm almost past the yoke and I have the three buttonholes done. I might make it short sleeved instead of the 3/4 sleeve the pattern calls for. I've wanted to make a short sleeved, off-white sweater for a long time to go over light dresses and this just might fill the bill.
In other news, the roofing materials were delivered yesterday. Jeremy has one other job to finish and then we're next. We're going to have him put in a tubular skylight while he's at it-we'll pay for that out of our own pockets. The roofers in the area are doing a booming business after the hailstorm three weeks ago, but there sure is a difference in pricing. Can we say, "taking advantage of the situation?" I think Jeremy will get more jobs since he isn't gouging us.