Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Knitting......

I LOVE this sweater. It is in Animal Knits, by Zoe Mellor- I swear, the woman is so obviously in tune with what kids want to wear. She is very, very gifted. Her instructions are quite good, as well-nice, clear directions- nothing too "out there". Anyhow, a very dear friend, named Judy, asked if I would knit something for her grandson. Sure, I said- no problem. But what??? I slid over the "Animal knits" book, and in no time, she spied this little sweater. Apparently, the young man in question has a tiger that he MUST sleep with. So this is perfect! The yarn I am using is Naturally Buttons (the yarn in the book was Rowan DK cotton). The background is a bright teal green. The stripe and background of the tiger picture is yellow- and, of course, a bright orange and black tiger. I can hardly wait to finish the picture!!!! (And I will take a shot of the finished sweater).

And on to other news. School is roaring past at an alarming rate- I still haven't finished my Christmas shopping, or done any decorating- and I have to teach the kids at school more math! If you have any hints at how to get it all done- PLEASE! TELL ME!

2 comments:

DianeS said...

I hear that cloning is an option. I also hear that sleep is highly over-rated, but I don't believe that one either!

Ruth said...

Getting it all done - Ha! I am thus far managing to juggle one ball at a time - each one generally grossly overdue by the time it gets in the air, but I keep telling myself "better late than never". Also I have almost given up on gift knitting (except for one or two or three things...) I have a couple of gift ideas to make from felted thrift store sweaters - based on the rationale that then I won't have to do the actual knitting. Not that I have started those either. And my daughter has been home sick and crabby all week.