“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

Behold, my son in his Pirate Sweater!

Get a good eyeful, because it’s likely the first and last time he will ever wear it.   I finished it in time for the weather to warm up, and even though it’s only cotton, I am thinking that it won’t manage to stay on him for any temperature over 75F.  And he will certainly have it outgrown by Fall.

Knitting for kids is an exercise in perfect timing.  The entire time you are working, they are growing, and you just have to project for that perfect alignment of size, weather and dumb luck to get any wear out of it.  Likely I will have this little photo memory, and Harry’s cousin, Solomon, with have the sweater by fall.

They grow up, and this is just another one of those wistful reminders.

Ah.  Well.  The moment was worth it.

April 15th, 2010 at 11:21 am
2 Responses to “Diminishing returns”
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    Mei Says:

    Wow! What a fun sweater. When your son gets too big, you could somehow turn the sweater into a pillow.

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    Kellie Says:

    wow, what a beautiful sweater! did you design it yourself, and if so, are you sharing or selling the pattern? LOVE IT!