Friday, December 26, 2008

Holiday knitting report

Well, my feeble attempt at holiday knitting has come to an end. Not wanting to tax myself, I did not assign myself a long list of holiday knitting. I had ideas about things I might want to knit, but not pressure; if I didn't knit them, too bad. Instead, I chose to assign Christmas as the sort-of-arbitrary deadline for a single project, this baby ensemble:



This sweater is a special gift for one of Elvis' former teachers. He had Miss G. for second and third grade, and they got along beautifully. We learned from the school grapevine Miss G. lost her husband to brain cancer at a shockingly young age, and this made us sad. We were delighted for her when she remarried (thus becoming Mrs. C) and even more delighted to learn that she was expecting a baby boy in January. So I knit up the jacket, while newly-minted knitter Elvis knit the hat.



A special gift for a special baby. Specifics are in my Ravelry projects list.

8 comments:

Pork with Bones said...

What a wonderful gift for a special person.

meezermeowmy said...

How wonderful that you "co-knit" the gift. That makes it special!

Yippee - I got your book for Christmas. Happy dance, happy dance!

Ann said...

Lovely! Reminds me that I needto cast on a baby sweater, too.

Nell said...

Great gifts. I'm sure she'll appreciate them.

Misstea said...

Awwwwh! So cute.

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Perfect! That will mean so much to her that Elvis knit that hat- and he did a fantastic job- definitely upstages your beautiful sweater.

Sarah said...

I love that each of you knit a piece of this gift.

Carol said...

I love that Elvis helped with the gift! They are lovely!