At very long last, I finished the sweater I started knitting for Owen a few months before he was born. It is from Rowan's "Little Rowan" book and is the "Jack Horner" pattern made from their Siena 4-Ply yarn. I'm a big fan of Rowan patterns and yarn, and about 75% of the sweaters I knit are Rowan patterns. But I didn't really like the Siena 4-Ply yarn. It reminded me of kitchen string. And so I had a bit of a hissy fit stand-off with myself, not letting me start a new project until this one was done, and then not doing any knitting on this one either. Not that I've had much knitting time anyway.
Luckily when I started the sweater I chose to do the 9-12 month size; and it is a rather large 9-12 month size, so it is still on the big side for Owen.
Here is the finished product:
The sample in the pattern book used cream colored yarn with blue stripes and red piping at the neck and waistband. I used the same cream but then did light orange stripes with darker orange piping. I figured Owen could look like a creamsicle while wearing it. And he rather does.
Here is Owen modeling his new sweater:
Perhaps a bit wide in the neck, but otherwise respectable enough! And now I can choose a new project from my obscenely long queue!