Monday, May 26, 2008

Half-Pint Hoodie


One of my knitting goals for the year was to knit a sweater and I slid my first one off the needles this week. Half-Pint Hoodie is from a Better Homes & Gardens pattern book. I knit the main body of the sweater using a fabulous wool that Kathy, Riff's ex-wife, handspun and dyed using her grandfathers old spinning wheel. It is a beautiful yarn, one that I hoarded until I found just the right project for. The sweater is knit with a double string and I was running low when I reached the hood, so I mixed another green wool in and I actually really like how it turned out. There are some mistakes that a seasoned knitter could probably pick out right away, but a non-knitter would not see. I'm really pleased with my first sweater project and am on the lookout for the next.


Dustin thinks that Noah looks just like a little pea-pod in his pointing green hood. A happy pea-pod, me thinks.

I have recently re-connected with a couple of childhood friends, so my mind has spent quite a bit of time this week 20 or so years in the past. It's been a pleasant place to be for the most part. Pop over to my friend Dan's blog, A Journey of a Thousand Miles, for some thought-provoking posts, then check out my friend Crystal's etsy shop, Sage N Sand Candles, for some fantastic soy candles.

7 comments:

Adrienne said...

That is a great sweater! It's good to see Noah again. He's getting so big and so cute. I know I don't have to tell Grandma how cute he is. ~Adrienne~

Jeni said...

An adorable sweater on a darling little boy! Great combo, Paula.

Stacey's Treasures said...

That sweater is so cute & so is the little man wearing it!!!
We just got back from Oregon yesterday.
I'm kind of worried about Susan with her knee. Jordan is a great helper, but I wish I could have stayed to help.

Tipper said...

I think it turned out great-and so adorable on such a cutie pie!

happy zombie said...

Jeni said EXACTLY what I was going to say. Best combo ever! Oh that Noah Bean... I could just squeeze him!

Mimi said...

Noah is a lucky little fella to have a grammie make him such a cute cozy sweater...and I love the blocks you make also...you are a very handy lady...

catieann said...

oh what an adorable sweater the only thing more enchanting is noah inside the sweater~~ great job
catie