April 19, 2005


The official modelled shot:


Of course this occurred on the warmest day of the year so far — it’s 27C out there! The house is substantially cooler than the outside world. Mark wasn’t thrilled about putting on a wool sweater and standing in the sun, but he understands his responsibility to the blog. And, just for Jacqueline, here’s a close-up of the tag I put in the sweater:


It’s just a generic tag I bought from the local Lewiscraft. It finishes the sweater off nicely, and makes it easier to tell which is the back and which the front — though with this particular sweater, that’s hardly a problem!

Because the day was so beautiful, I spent some of my afternoon marking exams on the back porch, and even took a brief break to clean up some of the back garden (though there’s tonnes of work still to do).

I also took a picture of the progress on the silk striped raglan, though the sunlight seems to wash out the colours a bit:


I did rip out the first attempt at a sleeve and redo it a bit longer, and now I’m about halfway done the second sleeve. This is going to be quite a close-fitting top — just as well, since I don’t think I’d have had enough yarn for a roomier one, without making it short-sleeved.

And I’ll close with the requisite “I want in the picture too!” shot of Tigger:


Posted by Aven at April 19, 2005 05:27 PM

It looks great Aven, very creative!

Posted by: Dani at April 19, 2005 06:52 PM

I love your raglan. Especially the effect of a square neck that the stripes at the shoulder area give.

Why do animals love knitting so much? I sometimes think its because they know we love it, and they’re a wee bit jealous.

Posted by: Cassie at April 19, 2005 07:05 PM

And of course, I hit ‘post’ before I congratulated you on the finished TinTin sweater. It looks great!

Posted by: Cassie at April 19, 2005 07:06 PM

Wow, it’s perfect! What a sweetheart you are!

Posted by: Lauren at April 19, 2005 08:04 PM

Nice cat bed! Oh! I’m sorry! It’s a sweater! haha! I love both of the sweaters! You are fast, girl! And I mean that with lots of respect!

Posted by: sandy at April 19, 2005 08:16 PM

So glad that Tintin IS a sweater yet! It’s amazing. So fun. So perfectly done. Bravissima!!!! xoxo Kay

Posted by: Kay at April 19, 2005 08:28 PM

Tintin looks awesome! As does the raglan. I agree with Cassie on the square neck effect from the stripes. That looks like it will be a favorite sweater.

Posted by: monica at April 19, 2005 09:17 PM

how handsome does he look! the sweater fits perfectly…and that you for posting a pic of the tag - it is too cute! every boy should have a teddy bear tag on his sweater.

Posted by: jacqueline at April 19, 2005 10:23 PM


except, now I’m gonna be singing “if you love someone…” by Sting in my head all morning.

Posted by: fillyjonk at April 20, 2005 08:43 AM

It looks great! Good of him to try it on yesterday.

Posted by: Steph at April 20, 2005 10:06 AM

I love the raglan sweater- I think the close fitting will look great! Can’t wait to see the finished project.

Posted by: Dianna at April 20, 2005 10:24 AM

Titin c’est magnifique!

Posted by: Paula at April 20, 2005 01:03 PM