Well, the little one was acting like a real pre-teen tonight re: listening skills and not acting like a dolt. So I guess these are all more like "the ugly".
Or "the dorky".
But it's hard to imagine Clint Eastwood doing a movie called The Good, the Bad and the Dorky.
And that hair. (Actually, I LOVE his hair - child of the 70's, can't you tell??)
But as for knitting - it's a great pattern - to use Cotlin I just added one stitch for every 20 and the gauge worked out just fine. I'd recommending doing this for any kids you have 8 and under. Since we live in the South, this won't fit by the time it's cold again.