As much as I’ve come to love sewing, quilting etc nothing will ever beat yarn and needles in my hands. I made this for Kira a very long while ago. The funny thing about this sweater. She was so excited when I told her it was for her. Then within about 10 minutes she started shaking her head no and said “like it”, “like it’ (still shaking her head) which means I don’t like it. She also said “hot” “off mummy”, “hot”…. So there you go..
I’m not upset or anything. She is 22 months. She’s suppose to do the opposite of what I want her to do.
Whether she likes it or not…I’m so happy with how it came out. As always there is nothing quite so satisfying to me as a perfect Elizabeth Zimmermann pattern.
I can’t take all the credit though. A woman I used to work with at Flying Fingers Yarn Shop hand sewed in the zipper for me. I know…why didn’t I just do it myself? For the same reason my mum will still sew on buttons for me. I just don’t want to do it and I’m not good at it. It’s good to know your strengths and weaknesses.
I mean, come on, there is no way I could sew that so perfectly. Thanks so much Tina.
Any suggestions on getting my suddenly fashion and temperature conscious “almost” 2 year old into this sweater?
Pattern: The Tomten Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Source: Pattern from Schoolhouse Press and found in The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Symphony by Prism, colorway Embers, 5 skeins which was not quite enough but it was all I had. I had to finish a sleeve with about 2 rows of a brown Karabella Aurora 8 that was in my stash.
Needle: US #6