Tuesday, February 27, 2007

a French Tomten

i have been reading this blog for month and i have seen faboulous things.. So i jumped in and knit a tomten jacket for my 5 month son... The brown yarn was inherited from his grand grand mother (i don't know if it's the right word for the mother of the grand mother - please excuse my poor english-) the green yarn comes from a thrift shop and the most expensive things are the brown mother-of-pearl flower buttons (about 2 $). EZ should be proud, as i've already read in this blog!

the colors are more ccurate in this photo..

I enjoyed so much EZ knitting that i am thinking of a saddle shoulder sweater for The Boy. I probably need your help later on. Must fine the right yarn and right color: The Boy is a very difficult guy when it comes with clothing.


  • That is so cute it almost makes me wish I had another baby to knit for. Sigh.

    By Blogger Trout Lily, at 5:28 AM  

  • Beautiful French Tomten! And your son is so sweet!

    Yes, I think Elizabeth would be very proud of the nice Tomten you made for your son and happy that you enjoyed knitting it.
    She felt "strongly about knitting"
    and would be pleased that she caused you to feel the same.

    (Your English is very good, are you from France?)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:51 AM  

  • Yes I'm from France. I live in Fontainebleau, about 70 km South East from Paris.

    By Blogger Ceciloo, at 6:00 AM  

  • The mother of a grandmother is "great grandmother" in english. Beautiful sweater. The colors are so subtle. And he'll wear it for a long time.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:18 AM  

  • Another member of this blog is from Croatia. I find it amazing that Elizabeth's appeal is so cross cultural.
    Thank you for posting! I look forward to seeing your saddle shoulder sweater.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:24 AM  

  • it is lovely- good job. How long have you been a knitter?

    By Blogger kate, at 6:29 AM  

  • i learned when i was about 6 or 7... but i knit seriously for about 1 year and a half..

    By Blogger Ceciloo, at 6:57 AM  

  • It's a very beautiful jacket! You're much braver than I to tackle both knitting patterns and internet blogging in a second language. Congratulations!

    By Blogger Eudyptes, at 9:43 AM  

  • isn't it the cutest baby sweater in the world. and zimmermann has made sure that tomter are not only here in scandinavia but all over the world..... good job.

    By Blogger knititch, at 9:54 AM  

  • Elizabeth would have loved this! What a cute little fellow!

    By Anonymous noshrub, at 7:37 PM  

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