Thursday, May 3, 2007

FO NO. 15


Pattern: Playtime Stripe Sweater from Miss Bea's Playtime book.
Yarn: 8 ply wool, orange/red/brown
Started: Last week, finished today
Size: 1 to 2 years
I have to say that the Miss Bea series always have fantastic patterns in them, and I have knit quite a few for Isabelle, and nieces and nephews. This one was originally knit in cotton, but I substituted it for wool. This one is for my cousin's grandson who is nearly 1 yrs old, so it should have a bit of growing room. He lives in Stawell, and I am sure it gets quite cold there. My cousin passed away 9 yrs ago from a brain aneurism and sadly had two teenage children left behind. She was only 40 years of age, and it saddened me greatly. Her husband who is a fantastic person, has raised them into 2 wonderful adults, and now her daughter has 2 wonderful sons, and so by keeping in touch with them, I decided to knit them some jumpers for winter. I have yet to cast on for the next sweater for the older one, who by the way is a real cutie, so maybe the same sweater in a different colorway will be a good idea, or perhaps a guernsey. I am hoping to cast on for it today, since Isabelle got to leave school early. She had her school fete after lunch, so after a quick round of showbags, lollies, hair painting, and playdough buying, we decided to head home. I think we may get some more rain, as this morning it was absolutely pouring. It is quite dark outside now, so hopefully it will hold off until Lachlan makes it home. By the way all the head lice was gone by Monday, so she went back to school on Tuesday and I helped out yesterday which was lots of fun. Two more children went home yesterday with head lice, and the whole school was checked. At least that way parents are notified, and have to clean their child's hair so it doesnt spread to anyone else. I have a few things to do before Lachlan gets home as I need to go and buy him some new school shoes as his feet seem to have outgrown the old ones, and this time they will be waterproof boots instead of runners. I just dont think that runners are very good to wear all the time in wet weather, not that we have had many days of rain, but at least I know his feet will be kept dry. I am sure that there will be a protest at the shoe shop, but I am prepared for it. So thats it for now, happy knitting!!!

16 comments:

jessica said...

Beautiful! love all the colors! Its great that you can keep in touch with family through your knitting!

mellyandrosie said...

What a gorgeous jumper - I am sure it will be loved and greatly appreciated! And lice - arg - I am not looking foreward to that day when one of mine has them!

sandra said...

Great!

Prettybird said...

I honestly can't believe how much knitting you accomplish!!! And that sweater...is it all stockinette stitch?? I'd lose my mind. Great job!

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amanda j said...

What lovely autumn colours!

Head lice - the scourge of the playground! Little buggers!! We had some on camp, that was interesting.

Little Sesame said...

What a great way to stay in touch with your families. Love it!

Kate said...

Great jumper - love the stripes!

Katt said...

that jumper is gorgeous!! And I love the autumn colours!

Headlice seems to be going through Harley's school at the moment too..I hope she doesnt get it! The thought of having to deal with it makes my skin crawl!!

h&b said...

lovely colours in this !

Saltwater purls said...

Love the colours...you're so prolific with those kids sweaters. I don't know how you do it!

Violet & Rose said...

Lovely jumper and an even lovlier thing that you are doing. I'm sure your cousin is very grateful, wherever she may be. And the head lice thing - been there, done that. And no doubt will do it again ... It's a real pain! Especially with girls with long hair!

Samantha said...

Great sweater! :)

Karen said...

What wonderful colors. Great job!

ferg said...

I always said you were great with colour and here's another example.
I'm getting back on track now and look foward to reading what you have all been up to.
Cheers Gillian

Serena said...

Hey Sue, thanks for stopping by Moozings thought I'd check out your blog and say 'hi'! I almost fell off my chair when I saw you live in Melton, I grew up there many moons ago! Love the Playtime sweater and finished in a week - WOW that's fast! The colours are great, and such a lovely way to stay in touch with extended family.

Kendra said...

The jumper looks lovely. I bet the little boy will love it.