I know, this is supposed to be about machine knitting, so I guess you could say I have "cheated" by handknitting these two sweaters for my grandkids. I was doing a lot of riding in a car so I handknit these out of an acrylic yarn called Kids Rock. The pink cardigan is for Helena and is big, intentionally. I did that in case I did not get finished before she outgrew it. She found the sweater in my knitting bag, still in progress and declared that she loved it! Of course I had to finish it for Christmas. She still loved it so much she put it on right away and wore it all evening. How's that for a 4 year old's appreciation of my work!!
I am so happy to have finished them in time. I am glad that the two older grandsons (9 and 11) did not care that I had not made them something this time. But I am sure they would have been appreciative IF I had made them something. I am so lucky.