The Olympics have come to their end, capped by a most wonderful hockey game that I watched as I sewed in the zipper on the Tomten. It was a fitting way to finish, watching the team I felt compelled to root for win it in overtime. It is not unAmerican, just right. I mean, this country rarely pays attention to the game and me thinks the Canadians deserved the gold in all ways. Oh, Canada. It seems I really do love you.
And I loved that the whole piece itself was knit to be sent to the Great White North, to a little love with a super sparkle in the eye. Cheeky little girl.
(Reluctantly modeled by my cheeky male monkey as I have no little girl to try it on)
There is nothing bad to be said about the knit. It came from EZ and she has her finger on perfected patterns. It is squishy and stretchy and really really generously sized, sure to fit the little one until her third, maybe fourth year. It is bright and warm and I cannot wait to send it on its way.
I feel as if I earned the gold, but it does have a bit of tarnish as I have one little wee bit to finish....one last sleeve to sew up and then just a few ends to weave in. Don't DQ me now...I have done my best.
It was a hell of a few weeks, with too many late nights watching. I am so glad I did it and I love that I used up every bit of Cascade 220 in the stash...the brown came in with just enough to weave in that last sleeve. If you have been waiting and wanting to knit an EZ, do it! I see myself re-visiting the Tomten well before the next Olympic Games.
For now though...playing with this soft cotton blend...
Easter and Birthdays are just around the corner and the boys need something nice.
And if you cannot tell from the pictures of the modeled Tomten :
The boys do not like wool
The boys do not like sweaters
The boys do not like Mama's knits (unless it is in vest form...the better to not touch their delicate bodies).