...but not for me! I dug out an old UFO - a sweater for my son using Cotton Ease. Of course, this was started a few years back, and well, we know how fast kids grow at this age, so it was ripped back and restarted. Before I ripped, however, I took gauge measurements, and plugged them into Sweater Wizard to get the sizing - I'm making it a little big, because it will probably be better for next fall.
Normally, I'm a natural fibre all the way kind of knitter, but I can deal with the 50% cotton, 50% acrylic blend of the Cotton Ease - 50% is my absolute limit of plastic fibres - for warmth or comfort, you just can't beat natural. And the Cotton Ease was pretty well priced, so it made sense at the time.
The boy likes these colours together - obviously living with me has developed his colour sense beyond the basic blue, black, beige and grey that my husband limits himself to:
It's just a basic top down crew neck pullover - Mainly the taupey brown and I will stripe in the pale grey and green.
This will be great cottage knitting for when friends drop by - once I break for the sleeves, it's just rounds and rounds of stockinette.