Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Ahoy Teddy!


Check out Teddy in his authentic seaman's cap! What better to keep his head warm on those cool nights sailing the Pacific Ocean. In his free time, Teddy is working on a striped sock that he feels really brings out the brown of his nose. Just a couple more inches to go before the heel flap - go Teddy go!!
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Well, it's not actually Teddy's cap. It's a birthday present for my husband and it fits his head a little better then it does Teddy's. Sort of. I made up the pattern myself and started decreasing when I was getting short of yarn. The decreases are a little funny because of the ribbing (which I have no idea how to decrease and made it up as I went along) and the length is a little funny because it's a little long to wear unfolded and a little short to fold up. Oh well, it's the love that went into it that really matters!
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**An update on the blocking of my lovely hoodie sweater... I attempted to create my own way of blocking. I figured if I wore the sweater, the bottom hem would naturally unroll because of gravity. I wore it a couple of days last week, tugging at it whenever I remembered and no luck. It still rolls up (but it's very warm and cosy!) It looks like I will have to try the traditional blocking method of wetting and pinning it (sigh) and I had better hurry because I see grass peeking out from under the snow. (Yay!)

7 comments:

amy said...

teddy looks right smart, i must say! i can't remember if i told you, but on my blog i posted a scarfette that i made from some of the yarn i won from you a while back. the yarn is so great and people love it!

Anonymous said...

I remember knitting your hubby a sweater when he was about ten years old. I misjudged the length and it sort of turned out to be a mini sweater. He wore that sweater without complaint. He even wore the Grandma K hoodie thing. I am sure he will adore his birthday gift.

Nicola said...

I don't think Teddy should be playing with those sharp knitting needles unsupervised! They look dangerous.

The sweater could probably just be sprayed or put underneath a wet towel rather than completely soaked, but don't take my word for it (not being a wool user)!

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Felicia said...

Aw, he looks snuggly warm in that hat :)

Samantha said...

Great idea Nicola!
The idea of working with a soaking, heavy sweater was a bit much so I'll just wet the bottom!

Teddy really enjoys the compliments :-)

Katherine said...

Another project you can be proud of, Samantha! I think R will love his gift and your so lucky to have such a willing hat model as teddy ;o)

Will wait to hear how the sweater blocking thing goes...