Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Some (Christmas, ahem) knitting finished

Yesterday saw me completing two knitting projects.
Frank's sheep jumper that was intended to be opened Christmas Day but I just ran out of time. I made a real mess of the sheep (think knitting road kill) first time and as anyone that knits knows, unless you are sending the item a long way away, those mistakes will annoy you and you will focus on them every time you see them. So, I ripped the bottom half of the jumper out and did the sheep again.
Laughingly, and in spite of being a whizz at carb counting, the sheep ended up on the other side on the second go! I couldn't work out the pattern upside down without the reversal, it seems. How dim-witted am I?! Here is the boy himself.
I asked him to try it on today for a photo and he said it felt lovely and warm and kept it on all day.
A thumbs up indeed.
And I had to add this weird, kind of Karate Kid pose.
No idea what he was thinking but you can see the sheep better.
And I also completed my FGM item as we meet up to hand in our "homework" tomorrow evening at The Fat Cat.
Hope that guy is there again, but I imagine he has emigrated by now!
This was knitted in one hour in front of the "Eat Pray Love" DVD lent to me by a friend. Always good to see Javier Bardem.

Anyone new to this blog or just passing through might not know about this second item. The previous posts might help.
It's a serious issue and one I feel strongly about but I don't feel my blog is the forum to go into a huge amount of detail.
If you are interested in finding out more look for the crafting group called "Stitch This" on facebook and check out wikipedia.


  1. You are so talented!
    Frank is so cute!
    And I'm bummed that I didn't get the apple butter. Oh well, better luck next time.

  2. What a cutie and what a knitter! Love the sheepy animal thing, that's what I will call it! It's beautiful!

  3. I think the FGM homework piece is great Jules! I am amazed by you and all of your craftiness. And...could Frank be any cuter in that comfy cozy sheepy sweater?! NO, I don't think so. He is the cutest.

    Let us know if the guy shows up at the bar. I cannot wait to hear about his reaction to this meet up. You guys may send him over the edge - LOL.

  4. Jules - what a fantastic sweater! I so wish I could knit..well maybe I could I just haven't tried. Come to Seattle and teach me ok?! Your FGM project is pretty awesome as well...nice work!