February 24, 2005


The pictures have arrived! May I just say, I think my dad looks fabulous in his sweater, and I’m thrilled with how it fits him. It’s also nice to see that he’s been able to make proper use of it already!

I’m going to post all the pictures he sent me, because I think they’re all great, and it’s my blog, after all, so what I think goes!

Back from skiing, standing in front of our house (he just has to walk to the end of the block, put on his skis, and head off down the river — in downtown Ottawa!):


And a closer shot, showing the sweater off a bit better:


Skating on the canal:


And posing by (I think) the canal wall:


And thus the saga of the Fisherman’s Rib Sweater, conceived in July, planned in August, started in October, and finished in February, comes to an end, and the sweater begins a whole new life!

Posted by Aven at February 24, 2005 11:29 AM

Very, very nice. He looks quite handsome in his sweater, and very happy. I’m jealous of his winter activities though. Where I live near St. Louis, Missouri we don’t hardly receive any snow, just enough to cause accidents from people who don’t know how to drive on snow.

Posted by: Rebekah at February 24, 2005 12:26 PM

I love the sweater, and I love the pictures of your dad in it.

Lovely, lovely day.

Posted by: Anne at February 24, 2005 01:26 PM

Damn fine sweater. Damn fine.

Posted by: Stephanie at February 24, 2005 01:26 PM

Wow! fits him like a glove. It looks like it was worth all the heartache of the fisherman’s rib!

Posted by: Joyce at February 24, 2005 01:28 PM

the sweater fits your dad like a glove. Looks so good…

Posted by: lisa at February 24, 2005 01:31 PM

Ah, such a Dad sweater. It looks great on him, and he certainly looks warm! Congrats!

Posted by: Dani at February 24, 2005 04:12 PM

Congratulations on such a perfect-fitting, great looking sweater!

Posted by: Lauren at February 24, 2005 04:15 PM

It’s a wonderful sweater, Aven! And who could ask for more than a Dad who thinks it’s great enough to wear. :)
Feeds a knitters soul, doesn’t it?

Posted by: sandy at February 24, 2005 07:59 PM

What a perfect sweater and model/recipient. Very impressive.

Posted by: denise at February 24, 2005 08:07 PM

Why thanks for the nice comments — makes me want to do more modelling!

Yes, I certainly love the sweater, and yes, it is very warm. Both days were around -12C, or 19F, with a bit of wind, and I felt great. I was the envy of other skaters on the Longest Ice Rink In The World (Rideau Canal Skateway)!


Posted by: Ian McMaster at February 24, 2005 08:59 PM

Brilliant—your dad and the sweater! Glad to see it’s so loved, useful and well-fitted!

Posted by: Anita at February 24, 2005 09:42 PM

I love the sweater and i think your dad is super cool to be confident enough to post a comment for his adoring fan base.

Posted by: Jacqueline at February 24, 2005 09:55 PM

Way to go! He looks fantastic! You can see how much he loves it! Great Job!

Posted by: Ande at February 25, 2005 10:28 PM

Oops! Just in case you think I’m a mathematical idiot, -12C is 13F, not 19F.

Aven’s Dad.

Posted by: Ian McMaster at February 26, 2005 09:39 PM