This is the project I was primarily working on during our trip too and from Knoxville, but not while we actually were in Knoxville, for obvious reasons. Owen's first birthday is slightly less than a month away and I decided that he needs a new birthday sweater. It might actually be a little large on him. Different designers and different pattern companies seem to have different interpretations of what "1 year" means as a size for children's clothes, but it will fit him soon enough.
I actually began this last fall, shortly after his birth, but grew frustrated as it became evident that Owen was not really going to wear the baby sweaters I had already knitted although perhaps there is still hope as the sweater his parents liked best was a bit big and is only now the right size for Owen to wear.
So I had only knit about an inch or two of one piece of this sweater before I abandoned it. This summer I reconsidered my selfish motives and decided to knit it anyway. The pattern is from Mission Falls, as is the yarn. I don't really know which book -- I was working from a coffee stained photocopy and leftover yarn, from another sweater or two I knit years ago when some friends were having babies and grandbabies.
I've already been told that little boys don't wear purple and I should have chosen different colors. It doesn't scream "little girl" to me, it doesn't strike me as being particularly for any gender, but this whole gender-specific color thing is a little beyond me anyway. It looks like a box of crayons to me but I am really no expert on children's clothes. Although Owen is starting to form opinions on many things, I don't think the colors of his sweaters is one of them, so I'll just hope for the best.