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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Connecticut Tomten

I just finished a tomten for my three-year-old son. I've called it the Connecticut Tomten because all the sheep that contributed the yarn are from Connecticut--the blue is Farmhouse Yarn's Bessie in Slate, and the brown is Twist of Fate's worsted (undyed, from a wonderfully colored sheep, in my opinion).

I went with a zipper, my very first in any knitted item, so I learned something new. I wouldn't say I'm eager to repeat the whole zipper thing, but at least I know I can do it. I added a patch pocket by picking up stitches along the bottom ridge, knitting up, then sewing up the sides. I slightly modified the sleeves--more details on mods, needles, etc., as well as more pictures, are on my blog.

Nicholas and I are both pleased.

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9 Comments:

  • Looks great, know what you mean about the zipper thing.

    By Anonymous Sarah, at 1:04 AM  

  • No wonder Nicholas is pleased. It's a great sweater! I'm loving the blue and grey!

    By Blogger Carla, at 5:28 AM  

  • Coat length! Wonderful! The colour combination is beautiful - that really must be one good-looking brown sheep. Goes almost without saying that the model is adorable.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:12 AM  

  • Thanks, everyone. :)

    By Blogger amy, at 5:49 PM  

  • He looks like a little Jedi in his oversized sweater - how adorable! Beautiful yarn and work. I love blue and brown together.

    By Blogger Sarah / Blue Garter, at 10:02 PM  

  • Super nice job on knitting this tomten! I would definitely forgive the "bits" in the brown wool, it looks so beautiful when knitted up! How do you get so much knitting done with those two little cuties? It's all beautifu, and glad for you, that THE ZIPPER IS DONE ! lol. I'm sure it will function just right for Nicholas. Loved your photos.

    By Blogger Kathy in DC, at 5:18 AM  

  • Super nice job on knitting this tomten! I would definitely forgive the "bits" in the brown wool, it looks so beautiful when knitted up! How do you get so much knitting done with those two little cuties? It's all beautifu, and glad for you, that THE ZIPPER IS DONE ! lol. I'm sure it will function just right for Nicholas. Loved your photos.

    By Blogger Kathy in DC, at 5:54 AM  

  • This is lovely!!

    By Blogger I am known by many names...Zel is fine, at 2:00 PM  

  • thank you!

    Kathy, I feel like I get hardly any knitting done...I squeeze it in at night and sometimes in the car and occasionally, walking around with a ball of yarn in my pocket!

    By Blogger amy, at 7:45 AM  

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