This little jumper has been my Large Project of the Month. It's Zac's birthday jumper (2 on the 22/1/12) and I saw the pattern in the magazine Kelly had sent Mum for Christmas. Not wanting to borrow hers (and risk it getting wrecked) I found a copy and started making it early in the month.
It's been a while since I made something with seams like this! I did the plain back first, and then started on the front. Then I discovered my hatred for Vile Intarsia :) and it stalled while I mucked around with other projects. I picked it up again when the time limit started looming, but only got as far as the top of Timmy's white body before the torture became too much, and I finished the rest in green. (There's a headless picture on the rav page linked above :) if you like headless sheep)
I did the rest in green, finishing the crazy-long arms (as you can see, much longer than necessary) a day or two after his birthday, and duplicate stitched the rest of Timmy, which I quite enjoy doing. I sewed it together (not as much fun) and ribbed the neck (fun, now that I'm knitting Continental). There's a split on the left where you put some buttons, and that was fiddly. I didn't pick up and do more ribbing for a button band, but made loops. In the end, I discovered it fits over his head well enough without undoing the buttons at all!
In other news, I have a handful of other January projects to report ;) in a few days, and all my OWL yarn is spun into singles. It should be plied up soon, so that will add a few meters onto my spinning ticker :)
I also started my next pullover yesterday. It's a top-down seamless one, and I got almost down to the underarms last night during night shift. Unfortunately, I think I've left my Interweave Knits magazine at work, so I'm not going to get much further until I find it. I find myself hoping it will take a lot less yarn than I have, so I can use the same color for Jasmine's birthday jumper. She'd love the pinkness!