Of course it helps that the pattern was Picky Pants by Little Turtle Knits. I love this pattern, such a classic! So many options - diaper butt - no diaper butt - newborn babe - one year old - etc. Just what the procrastinating gift giver needs, a one size fits all pattern.
The wool, ella rae, was purchased back in January at my LYS. I immediately cast on to make the largest size for the little guy, give him room to grow, after all he is almost a 1 year old. It was sitting in my gift giving pile while I collected a few other goodies, for mumma and three older brothers. Yes that's right, a house full of boys in that family.
With this gift now delivered I can happily report that my gift pile is now empty. I'm going to enjoy this short reprieve to catch up on a few other projects looming around the house. But I'm pretty sure I'll revisit those pants again, maybe even cast on a couple of pairs for my girls for next winter, minus the diaper butt. Oh that was nice to put in print, no - more - diapers. Although night time pull-ups are quite a different story all together.