knitted :: the 15-minute knit (Zeebee)

knitted :: Zeebee, originally uploaded by earthchick.

Okay, it was more like 3 years and 15 minutes , but still. I picked this up after putting it aside for three years, and when I did, I couldn’t believe it – I was done almost before I’d started.

When Little Buddha was 3 1/2 years old, I bought this sweet handspun from Pancake and Lulu to make him a Zeebee. I ran out of yarn 7 rows from the end. I ripped, recalculated, and started again. It turned out too short. I ripped and restarted. It turned out too long plus was going to run out of yarn again. So Pancake and Lulu dyed another skein for me and I started again.

I was almost done with my 4th attempt when I realized it was going to be too big again!
The Too-Big Zeebee

I gave up. I put it away and decided that some day I would frog it and try again.

I picked it up again this February, almost exactly three years after I’d set it aside. Here’s what it looked like:
knitted :: Zeebee
Roughly 35 or 40 stitches from the end. Before I frogged, I tried it on him and was astonished to discover that I loved it. Yeah, it was a little longish:
knitted :: Zeebee

…but nothing too ridiculous. So I stitched up the last few stitches and called it done.

Fastest. Knit. Ever.

knitted :: Zeebee

And I love the way it looks on him.
knitted :: Zeebee
February 2011 (age 6.5)

The Too-Big Zeebee
February 2008 (age 3.5)

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