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Thursday, December 14, 2006


My friend Beth just completed a Wonderful Wallaby sweater for her daughter. When she started it a couple of months ago and showed me the pattern, I thought it was nice enough but didn't think I'd ever want to knit one myself. A hooded pullover sweater with a kangaroo pocket in the front? Not really my style.

But as her Wallaby took shape, I found myself increasingly interested in it. This thing is knit from the bottom up and has no seaming (except for under the arms)--definitely appealing to someone like me who isn't a huge fan of finishing. And that pocket on the front? So cute!

Last Friday I saw Beth's daughter wearing the just-finished sweater, and that same day I ordered a copy of the pattern for myself. (I also found a great FAQ, which I'll refer to when this sweater goes on the needles.)

Yes, I still have two sweaters for Sylvia to finish. And yes, I still have to fix that pointy-toed stocking I made for her (hey, Christmas is still, what, a week and a half away...I still have time!). But I am itching to start on a Wallaby for her. And because this pattern is for size 2T all the way up to adult XXL, I may end up making Wallabies for Jan and me, too. We'll be the crazy family in the Wallaby sweaters! Maybe I use different colors for each of us, people won't think we're all that crazy...


maggi said...

sure. keep telling yourself that! lol

Thursday, December 14, 2006 2:57:00 PM  
Marsha Brofka-Berends said...

That's it, Maggi: you're now on my List of People Who Will Get Bizarre-Looking Knitted Objects from Me But Will Have to Wear Them in Order Not to Hurt My Feelings.

Thursday, December 14, 2006 3:00:00 PM  

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