occupied with so much baby knitting, it became clear that i needed to finish a project for my first baby as soon as possible. the fisherman's pullover, quite a favourite pattern on ravelry, made it into my library as well. i chose to knit it in quince and co.'s puffin yarn, as i had seen many beautiful fisherman's knitted up in that yarn. i must say i like it a lot, even though it is very thick and maybe a little stiff (not sure what blocking does with puffin, as i haven't blocked this pullover yet, maybe it'll get a little softer).
also, it is very very warm, so i was in a bit of a rush to finish it. i think the winter days are almost over. but then the split pea green colour makes it look a lot like spring too, so i am imagining it will get a lot of outside wear in the warmer but still cool days ahead!
it's a cute little pattern, even though the short rows and the raglan increases gave me a little headache at first. i also wasn't concentrating enough with the garter stitch panel and just kept on knitting when it was time to purl. sometimes i noticed and went back a few stitches, sometimes i didn't. but oh well, that's the lovely thing about knitting projects for little people. they knit up very fast and the wearers are quite forgiving about any mistakes made! my ravelry notes are here.
in any case, it's the perfect pullover for my little guy, whereever his adventures may take him - to sea or into the garden!
i'm joining ginny's yarn along again today. i'm still reading Barnheart: The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One's Own (i know, it's taking me a while, isn't it? but i finished a knitting project!). i ordered a new book i am excited about which i will share in next week's yarn along!