Sunday, October 1, 2006

Piercings and a Finished Sweater

Piercings! Nope, not me!

Last year, Pumpkin Girl decided she wanted her ears pierced. We took her to the mall, picked out the earrings and took our turn. The worst thing happened - the gun misfired! We left the mall. She was in tears and we had nothing to show for it.

Here we are a year later and she was determined to get her ears pierced when she turned 8. I found out from her that most of the girls in her 3rd grade class have their ears pierced. No pressure from me. However, Grandma kept telling her "if you don't have pierced ears, I won't buy you earrings".

Grandma, this one's for you.

When I bought the School Spirit Sweater pattern a year ago, I had envisioned knitting it for Pumpkin Girl. Pumpkin Girl is a tough one to knit for. She rarely wears long sleeves and when she does it is usually a cardigan. When I was going through patterns, Little Man saw this and immediately requested one in orange and blue. He picked a winner!

Air guitar pose

School Spirit Sweater
Pattern: Knit and Tonic
Yarn: 2+ balls Lion Cotton-Ease Icy Blue and Orangeade for trim
Needles: Addi Circulars in US #6 and #7
(09/17/06 - 09/30/06)


jen said...

Nice job! I love the sweater and love that he loves it, too! :)

knittingnurse said...

Too, too cute! I absolutely LOVE it (pierced ears are pretty FAB as well!)

sarah said...

Love the Orange and blue. It's great to see kids with such sense of fun with colours.
I too am a taxi service for my 8yr old daughter.
Tuesday:Tap & Jazz dance
Wednesday: Swimming
Thursday: Ballet
Also drive taxi for 16yr old to & from college, dance classes and work.

Wendy said...

Too cool!

Kristin said...

I LOVE that air guitar pose. My little guy does a very similar one, taught to him by my husband. :) So cute!!