Goodboy Norman Featherstone

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

2007 Christmas Sweater

Most Christmases Woman makes a baby sweater for a friend. It used to be for the Peoples' god-daughter Elena, but since they left her in Mobile, she doesn't get sweaters any more. Now, Baby Sarah gets the sweaters. Sorry Elena. You've been replaced.

This year's baby sweater probably took the longest of all the baby sweaters ever. Woman estimates over 100 hours in work. It took 10 hours just to weave in all the loose ends, whatever that means. So, here it is, the 2007 Christmas Sweater.

sarah in her new sweater

It's from a pattern in the Debbie Bliss Easy Knits book. Woman really resents the name of this book, because this project was by no means easy. She feels particular angst toward the collar. The directions for the collar were very poorly worded, and there was no picture of the collar in the book. Bah!

sarah in her new sweater

This is the description of the book, "Would you like to knit something gorgeous for a new baby, but don’t have weeks to spend on it? Or are you relatively new to knitting and looking for a simple, foolproof design that will give you great results? Easy Knits is a fantastic collection of over 25 simple designs for babies, children and adults."

This is the finished product.

sarah in her new sweater

I think there is a disjoint somewhere in between the description and the finished product. Anyway, Woman did have fun making it, but she was really down to the wire in the end to get it finished by Christmas Eve.

Last year Woman made Sarah another sweater out of this same book. This one was MUCH easier to knit and does belong in the Easy Knits book.


Hasn't Baby Sarah grown a lot in a year? She's so cute. I like to give her kisses.

Woman got the Debbie Bliss Celtic Knits book for Christmas and is pretty excited about next year's baby sweater. Hint - it's going to be celtic.


  • At 10:16 AM, Blogger Oscar said…

    Wow! You got a lot of stuff for Christmas! i bet you had fun chewing and playing with your stuff?!

    Nice sweater. my mommy is jealous, she could never knit anything that least right now!

  • At 10:35 AM, Blogger Punchbugpug said…

    Amazing job on the sweater!!!! The hardest part about that type is that you REALLY have to keep track of where you are and toggling all that yarn! You do very, very, very, nice work!

  • At 10:54 AM, Blogger girlville said…

    your woman did a great job on that sweater...i wouldn't even attempt it...ever...i have that same book: the title is very deceiving...hence i've never knit a single thing in it.

  • At 1:24 PM, Blogger AM said…

    Baby Sarah has grown a lot. I love when you share pictures of her. I think that is really special that you are so close with her and her parents. Soon, you wont be able to call her baby sarah anymore though! And great work on the sweater.

  • At 2:14 PM, Anonymous Miss L said…

    That sweater is not easy - they must put a lot of people off. Congratulations on finishing it!

  • At 4:32 PM, Blogger Frances Louise said…

    Wow, Norman, your Woman sure is talented. That sweater for Baby Sarah looks like it was bought from a chic kids' clothing store. Does Woman ever knit anything for you to wear?

  • At 5:54 PM, Blogger The Devil Dog said…

    That is a beautiful sweater. Woman did a very nice job on it. My sweater came from Petco, about 2 years ago. I have gotten a lot of comments on it. But it is not nearly as gorgeous as the sweater for Baby Sarah.


  • At 7:28 PM, Blogger rpm said…

    That sweater is beautiful and it does not look like it would have been easy to knit! The pattern is really something. Little baby girl is growing up. Norman, you should save up your hair that you shed and weave up something for the people's god daughter!

  • At 10:17 AM, Anonymous Holden said…

    Nice work on the sweater! That's actually a sweater I would wear... Baby Sarah is adorable by the way, I bet Norman has fun playing with her.

  • At 1:28 PM, Blogger ♥PugPosse♥ said…


  • At 4:30 PM, Blogger Clover said…

    Happy new year Norman!
    That is a really beautiful sweater (and a cute baby too!) - that woman of yours is super talented, huh?!
    Love Clover xo

  • At 2:13 AM, Blogger LMizzle said…

    That first sweater looks so hard!!! Eeek! Have you ever knitted one for yourself?

  • At 9:07 AM, Blogger Kevin said…

    This sweater is WAY beyond my skill level. Both sweaters are beautiful. You did a great job!

  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger The Devil Dog said…

    solar plexus, dense cluster of nerve cells and supporting tissue, located behind the stomach in the region of the celiac artery just below the diaphragm. It is also known as the celiac plexus. Rich in ganglia and interconnected neurons, the solar plexus is the largest autonomic nerve center in the abdominal cavity (see nervous system). Through branches it controls many vital functions such as adrenal secretion and intestinal contraction. Popularly, the term “solar plexus” may refer to the pit of the stomach. A blow to that area, if it penetrates to the true solar plexus, not only causes great pain but may also temporarily halt visceral functioning.

    It is the little divit underneath the joining of the rib cage (you can see it better on a man than on a woman, hope I don't need to explain why). IT is fun when you hit someone there. Or at least that is what mom says

  • At 3:17 PM, Blogger Goodboy Norman Featherstone said…

    "may also temporarily halt visceral functioning." Woo-hoo!

  • At 10:49 AM, Blogger Pam said…

    Wow Norman, your woman did an amazing job on that sweater! I've seen that Celtic Knits book before and there are some gorgeous things in there.


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