little spare time pullover

It's done! The Little Spare Time pullover is finished and ready in anticipation of cooler weather! I am in love with this unique collar. It's garter and squishy and cozy--now I'm tempted to make the adult version for me! And I'm loving how the pooling turned out, too!

Pattern: Little Spare Time Pullover (2T size)
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Sportmate, in "A Year of Firsts" (used just under two skeins!)
Needles: Size 5 Addi's
Modifications: I skipped a button band detail on the bottom waistband (didn't seem necessary) and instead of using a toggle to close the scarf part of the collar, I sewed it closed (my little guy would put a button in his mouth, so I'm still avoiding that potential choking hazard!).

spare time is growing

Well, I should clarify ... my personal spare time has not increased, but my little spare time sweater has! I'm finishing up the second sleeve now, and will just need to weave in ends and do some tiny seaming at the collar. Loving how it is turning out!

What's next? Since it's Socktoberfest, I dug through my many WIPs and found the Dancing Bamboo socks I started sometime last spring. It's a simple, easily memorized lace pattern so it should be fun to finish! 

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