Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Yarn monster

I've been working away at Julian's Christmas sweater. I decided to go ahead and use the cables from A cardigan for Arwen from the latest Interweave Knits mag because I couldn't find another reversible cable anywhere else and I quite like the effect of the reversible cable on the hood which I have yet to knit...just as soon as I figure out how ;0)


I had a brilliant idea this morning! Since the body's done and seamed up, I thought I'd try to put it on my little elf to see if the fit was right. Though as you'll remember, my toddler is blurry so it was quite the photo shoot. It was early morning and in my own groggy state I thought it was completely reasonable to let him hold the ball of yarn still attached to the hood to get him distracted enough that he would sit "still" for a photo. It kinda worked. Though not quite as planned. All I could do was to watch in terror as he discovered the pleasure of totally spaghettifying the ball of yarn still attached to the hood-to-be...



Horrors! Well at least now I know the cardi fits! As for the ball of yarn, well, that'll be a fun activity for me to do this morning. A nice break from the knitting I reckon. Though hopefully I'll be back to knitting the hood full force this afternoon. I really want to finish up the hood tonight so that I can take it shopping for buttons tomorrow.

Then it's on to knit up Joseph and the 19 other ornaments I had planned to knit up before Christmas. Yup. I'm seriously deluded...again ;0)

18 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:38 AM

    Hehehe, lesson learned right? It'll be years before he slows down so I think you need to use a video camera.

    BTW, the sweater is going to be beautiful!

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  2. Anonymous12:39 PM

    The cardi is beautiful! Getting kids to sit still for pictures requires duct tape and a lot of it. LOL

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  3. Anonymous1:27 PM

    Now that's one happy toddler! Looks like random balls of yarn would make perfect gifts for him, provided they aren't attached to your knitting at the time ;-)

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  4. The cardigan is gorgeous. You did a great job. He had a blast and the yarn isn't ruined so I guess that'll make all the untangling worthwhile.

    He's got great Christmas PJs. I bet you planned ahead and got them a few weeks ago like a smart woman.

    P.S. The princess nightie feels divine and I'm a little bitter Disney doesn't make it in my size

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  5. eeek - so SO cute!!!!!

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  6. I'm sure it wasn't fun to deal with, but the pictures in the slide show are absolutely adorable! The sweater looks perfect!

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  7. Anonymous3:32 PM

    LOL. Forget pots and pans as toys - it's all about yarn. You probably are at fault for that, I hope you realize. All that knitting in pregnancy/infancy/toddlerhood. He doesn't know any better. He thinks yarn = fun. You may have created a monster!! :-)

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  8. Anonymous4:20 PM

    The sweater is fabulous! Good work. Hope the yarn elves helped you get your ball back into one piece.
    p.s. got my advent calendar pattern today, very excited!! thanks again.

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  9. The sweater is looking gorgeous already. Julian is such a cutie pie, and children and kittens should be kept a fair distance from yarn balls I think, just so they do not create a tangled mess. I love his Santa jammies too, just so cute.

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  10. The cardigan is looking great! I'm thinking Julian is just trying his hand at unraveling the yarn so he can wind it back up into a ball for you...you know, practice for the future when Mom will need to have her yarn put into balls.

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  11. Hihihihi that's so cute! Love the cardi, the cables are gorgeous!

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  12. that was the most fabulous use of yarn I've seen to date! It was wonderful to see him getting as much enjoyment out of that yarn as you did.

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  13. Anonymous2:54 PM

    Sounds like your on a roll. Julian is growing so fast.

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  14. Anonymous5:48 PM

    Your son is adorable and so is your cardigan! I looked at your pictures and you knit beautifully.

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  15. The Christmas sweater looks great! That's same look of glee my son gets when he gets into my knitting bag. Yikes!

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