So now I figure that summer won't come until the knitting is done and blogged about. That has to be it! Because otherwise it makes no sense that today is the first day of summer vacation and it's barely going to hit 60. So here we go:
Tomten Jackets for the brothers:Pattern: Tomten by Elizabeth Zimmerman from the book Knitting without Tears.
"Tomten is the small Swedish elf who specializes in good deeds, and your child will resemble him strangely if you put a Tomten jacket on him or her." - Elizabeth Zimmerman in Knitting Without Tears.Seems Legit:
My kids totally look like little elves in these:
The pointy hoods! I love the pointy hoods. It is the CUTENESS:
I actually made the blue one for my little guy and the green one for The Dude. But! Kids only grow in one direction. So I upsized everything. So the Dude is wearing his brother's sweater and The Girl is wearing The Dude's. Sounds confusing but basically each kid is wearing a sweater meant for their younger sibling:
Meh. By fall they will be wearing the right sweaters. Until then I think the Girl is rocking it:
Timeline: I started the Blue one WAY back in August of 2013. The Green one was started in Feb. as part of the Ravellenic Games. Both were completed at the end of April 2014. So this was a 9 month long project. WOW.
|HE WAS SO TINY!!!!!!!!|
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted for the gray. It is deliciously sheepy and wooly and everything you want a sweater/jacket to be:
Yay Swedish Elves!!!!!!
And as an extra fun bonus picture here's the not yet finished Tomten's with a sweater that I made for their little cousin.
|Someday I need to get a picture of all three boys in their sweaters.|