I can't tell you how proud I was when I finished this little blue knitted jumper. It did take me an age to get round to sewing it up. But Ta-Da - Job Done !!!!
Then I can't tell you how gutted I was when it didn't fit - yes that's right a 9-12 months pattern doesn't fit my 7 month old baby with a giant head! The neck won't fit over his head. "What is wrong with my baby's head?" - panic - measuring tape out - PHEW nothing wrong with his perfectly normal size head.
STUPID STUPID Pattern. Now this was a free pattern from a reputable company who I have contact and informed them of my motherly panic.
Now as I am newish to knitting this was the first time I had picked up stitches. I used a circular needle and found this really quiet awkward - but managed it and to good effect. I have since discovered after flicking through an old issue of knit toady that I did this totally wrong. However, this was not why the jumper didn't fit. All is now clear and I am looking forward to trying my newly learnt skill.
Now what to do with the silly little neck on said jumper. Well, scissors and needle in hand. I witnessed all animals and adults retreat to the shed for some pottering. I snipped and sewed and made a button hole. Selected a contrasting button and here we have one cute little jumper that now fastens at the back of the neck and fits over all giant baby heads.
I am most pleased to say it fits and he looks snugly and adorable- one happy Mum.
Have a great day and I will be back soon to post about the crochet cardigan.