So I have a long term goal that one Christmas my family (me, hubby and the kids) would take a family pic in our Weasley Sweaters.
I started with Kayla’s using Gryffindor colors first. At that point in my knitting life, Jacob was not interested in wearing any hand knits so I wasn’t about to invest a year of knitting for someone who didn’t appreciate it. So Kayla’s was first.
After Jacob saw the sweater he liked it and was okay with me making him one. And I spent 2019 making his. His is Ravenclaw colors: Blue and Gray (or silver).
So last Christmas, there were 2 –
This year, 2020, I’m working on my hubby’s. I just finished the back:
The color is washed out in this picture but it’s a blue/gray with a green stripe. It’s suppose to be Slytherin but the hubby didn’t want a green sweater. So I made it a gray/blue with a green stripe. The letter will be green and I plan to put green stripes in the front and on the sleeves. The hubby ended up really liking the green but it’s Knitted Wit and I bought all the shop had (2-3 mini skeins) which would not have been enough for an extra large sweater. I actually came close to ordering yarn for him and it was going to run close to $300. Needless to say, he’s not planning on wearing this but once a year for our annual family Christmas picture. So, I just used the yarn I originally bought.
My goal is to get the front done in Q2, the sleeves done in Q3 and then sew it all up, knit the collar and weave in the ends in Q4. I’m a little behind since it’s already 21 days into Q2 but I hope I’ve given myself enough of a buffer in Q4 to still get this done in time for Christmas. 🙂
Hope you all are doing well!
Those are really cool sweaters!!! It’ll be fun when they’re all done and you’re all wearing them in the pic!!
Thanks! Yes, I’m excited for that time to come. 🙂