"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Can't get much better than this:

In the fun department, I am certainly having it!  First off, these make me smile....immensely!
Another set of markers handmade by WeeOnes.  Again, she honored a special request.  Her normal "Fancy Goldfish" markers consist of 4 fish - these minus the one with the black markings.  For some reason(?) I wanted one with some black on it.  So....she graciously accomodated.  I just marvel at the detail.  Total whimsy - and they entertain me to no end!

Last week, as I was browsing patterns on Ravely, I ran across the "Monster" (ravelry link) sweater.  BG saw it on my computer screen, and was quite interested.  In fact "Granma make monster" were his exact words.  NEED HE SAY MORE? .... I think not!  That very day I purchased the pattern and ordered the yarn from knitpicks.

When the box arrived, you would have thought it was Christmas.  He was totally enthused.  Of course, the real question is will he actually wear it?  LOL - time will tell, but I don't really care.  We are enjoying the process.


I have the back completed, and I'm teaching myself Intarsia on the fly.  Really, isn't that difficult, but I readily admit the chart is an easy one.  Such a cute pattern, and a total joy to knit.  The color changes are just mesmerizing.  To keep the weaving in of ends to a minimal pain, I am weaving them in as I go.  I'll be back soon with finished photos, and Hopefully....ON the body of a 2yr old.  LOL... but he's pretty opinionated, so we can only hope!

10 comments:

Dorothy said...

We are such suckers for our grandchildren, aren't we? All it would take for me would my granddaughters asking for a particular sweater and I'd be reaching for my credit card. That is going to be one cute sweater and I know BG will love it!

Kay-From the Back Yard said...

That is so cute, and you may never get it off him once you get it done--I'm betting he'll love it!

JakkiMitch said...

FUN!!!!

Judy S. said...

That's a great pattern, Kathy! Isn't it fun to knit small sweaters? Love the colors you chose too. I'm working on a Ginger hat for my GS, requested after GD got a Mocha hat. (Named for our two felines....)

Artseycrafts said...

How cute! BG looks very excited about his "Monster" sweater and enjoying the process as he sees it "come alive".

Great little stitch markers too.

Karen said...

The monster sweater is going to be great and I bet BG will wear it, well, long enough for you to get a photo anyway:)
The stitch markers are adorable.

bobbi said...

BG gets cuter &cuter. Can't wait to c the finished sweater.

KnittySue said...

Love the fish..too cute. Can't wait to see the sweater when it's finished the colors are lovely.

nanaknits said...

What a cute sweater! And the recipient is cute, too. I think it will be a winning combination. And you'll master a new technique as well. Kudos!

Lynn said...

I LOVE that pic of BG covered in yarn!! I have a similar one with my son and some flannel. So cute!!!!