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December 22, 2007

First off, thanks for all the owly love! I seriously cannot wait to try the sweater on Maggie (but I must wait since I wrapped it already). For anyone interested in some other cute hooter knit wear, Merete and Malin pointed me to two other designs. Thanks, gals!

Here’s something that may not be news: I am an idiot. I keep clicking to my blog and looking at the owl sweater picture, or going to my flickr page…with Maggie on my lap at the computer. The other day I was looking at this picture:


Maggie got all quiet and her eyes widened, and then I remembered it’s supposed to be a surprise! I think it was just a thumb nail version of the pic, so maybe she didn’t put it all together. Somewhere in her 21-month-old brain, she knows that her doll was wearing a sweater, sitting on the picnic table in her backyard. I am an idiot.

At first, I thought that the owl sweater would be the only hand knit gift of the season. But then I got all sorts of plans in my brain about clothes for Sweet Cheeks and mittens for Jerry. Secret knitting commenced.

Besides the frock pictured above, Sweet Cheeks also has pants. Tight pants, but luckily she won’t get any bigger. My scribbled notes in my knitting journal read something like this: “cascade 220 on US 6, 5sts/inch, gauge questionable.” I checked my gauge, but apparently the swatch lied.  So tight pants it is.  The last thing I need to do for Sweet Cheeks is make a hat.  It will likely have large pompoms.

Jerry is getting some mittens with a pirate design on them, at his request.  Mitten number one is complete, mitten number two is half finished.

I’m confident that these last minute things will all be ready for Christmas morning.  I’m trying to remain calm and composed.  Will it work out if I keep saying it?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 22, 2007 1:00 pm

    Oh it’s very very nice! I love that baby doll, what kind is it? Did you make it?

  2. hspoth permalink
    December 22, 2007 2:57 pm

    I read “the last thing you need to do for Sweet Cheeks is make a hat” totally different than I think you meant it. And it made me laugh.

  3. December 23, 2007 12:50 pm

    Oooo I nearly spilled the beans on a present, too. But hopefully Maggie is still young enough that she’ll be properly, pleasantly surprised on Christmas. What are you doing blogging? Get knitting! 😉

  4. MOM permalink
    December 23, 2007 1:58 pm

    I read it the same way Holly did-too funny!

  5. carpoolknitter permalink
    December 27, 2007 2:33 am

    Did she love it huh,didshe,huh? I do. I want to make a Waldorf doll with fair skin and auburn hair for ME to play with. I could eventually manage enough handspun maybe to knit pretty things for her. Was she surprised?

  6. katie permalink
    December 27, 2007 11:19 am

    Cute little sweet cheeks. And adorable little sweater! I’m sure she won’t mind her pants being tight. And we know how knitwear stretches. (I could never wear knitted pants!)

  7. December 28, 2007 12:31 am

    Love that doll! The little sweater is SO cute!

  8. December 28, 2007 12:50 am

    What a cute doll sweater. Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

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