Sunday, January 19, 2014

Pirate Sweater IV

A little over a month ago, while The California Dreamin' Gal was in Africa at a conference, older sister sent me this SOS photo message:
I found out later, The California Dad felt The Pirate could do without his mom or he could do without his sweater but he couldn't do without both! So, The Pirate wore his sweater to school until Christmas break.

By then I had frantically begun knitting Pirate Sweater IV but even after completing three sweaters  previously, or perhaps because of it, I ran into a little technical difficulties. Following some discussion and soul searching I decided I could live with the imperfection. The skull and bones (minus the cross) would remain and I knit on.

Meanwhile, The Pirate started the New Year minus his sweater. Last Monday, after a week without it, a friend brought up his loss. He was very happy to report that there would be a new Pirate Sweater on his back by the end of the week. The news went through the 5th grade like wildfire! The Pirate would be appropriately dressed once again by week's end!!

He was even more delighted when the sweater arrived early. He wore it under his jacket Thursday and had a grand reveal once he arrived at school. The kids at school were excited - one did an impression of a very old gramma knitting in a rocking chair and asked if that's what I was like. Cameron said "No, that's not what my gramma is like at all." (Smart boy if he wants me to continue outfitting him in sweaters!)
Pattern:Wonderful Wallaby
Yarn: Encore Tweed
Colorway: Dark Wedgewood
Amount: 5 skeins
Needle Size: US Size 6 and 8

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