Saturday, September 16, 2006

A Sweater for Kale



This is such a rare occurance in my knitting experiences that I had to post these pictures with just a tiny bit of pride - a sweater made by yours truly that actually looks wearable! I am so pleasantly surprised with the way this one turned out - a little cable cardi for my nephew in Alberta. He turned 2 years old over Labour Day weekend (yes, we are late sending this to him...fortunately this has become the norm for us and the family now expects us to send stuff fashionably belated.) But I'm just about to send it off to him and I hope that it keeps him cozy all winter - it sure does get cold in Alberta! And look at this perfect hoodie - complete with cute little tassel which I'm sure will be ripped off within a week of wearing it.

In other Sally updates, our European Adventure is only 23 days away now! I've been dreaming of Oktoberfest beer and Parisian pastries - we can hardly contain ourselves! Today we headed out to Vancouver to seek out durable backpacks and happened to pass by a huge rummage sale at the United Church down the street. Of course I had to make hubby hubberson stop so I could nose around. And what did I find among tables of old typewriters, glassware and knick knacks? 2 full bages of yarn for a loonie each! What a steal. I know they are all little leftovers from some grandmas stash - not really enough to make a sweater or pair of socks, but I love the variety of colours and weight. I can make many many cupcakes with all the colours (more on cupcakes later...they are in progress right now!). I must say, I cannot pass up yarn of any kind. It is a hopeless addiction!

5 comments:

cruststation said...

Love the cable knit sweater, it is so adorable! You are so talented wow...and the list goes on (can't wait to see your cupcakes).

Kay Darby said...

Super cute Sandra! I love the colour and the pattern. And the tassle is adorable. :)

Shoofly said...

awesome sweater! wow!

Julie said...

Hi - thanks so much for your comment on my blog - have really enjoyed looking at yours - I love this jumper and wish I had the patience to knit something large - my attention span only seems to stretch to ittybitty things right now!

Husband #1 said...

Why do people use the word adorable? I mean honestly, is this sweater really worthy of adoration? Unless, perhaps your cheesy k-nitting has deifying properties.

Adorable...

Cool sweater though. I tried it on before you mailed it to Kale. Didn't fit and I stretched it all out of whack. So, I went and put it in the dryer, 'cause I heard that you can shrink stuff that way. And then it was normal again...

..and I'm spent