Monday, March 24, 2008

Waffles for Brunch Sweater



The red sweater is going in the mail to Children in Common today, and I'm sort of sorry to see it leave. It doesn't fit anyone here, for sure, so there's no reason for it to stay, but it's full of memories of a wonderful weekend in Boston.

Over my Spring Break, I visited daughter Elizabeth and for three days, we did fun things. We watched movies, went out for coffee and took a field trip into central Massachusetts to WEBS where we spent a fine four hours petting the merchandise. We restrained ourselves to just one medium sized shopping bag each, and since Elizabeth was driving, I cast on the red sweater on the way home.

I finished the body by bedtime and must have planned the neckline and collar in my sleep. Saturday morning, I was honored to join Elizabeth's "Knitting Brunch" friends for waffles, coffee, more coffee and great conversation. The first sleeve was finished as the gathering began to disperse and nothing would do but that the second sleeve was finished before supper time.

I wish the child who wears it warmth, love, laughter...and maybe a waffle for brunch.

(Pattern is in the works...will post when finished)

9 comments:

Ruth said...

I love your pattern name....and the sweater. Very cute! Looking forward to the pattern....

Vivian said...

Your Waffles sweater is very cute!

Susan said...

I love the garter stitch collar!

Kaye said...

It's beautiful! I love the color you chose.

Becky said...

I love that red sweater!! It's perfect for chasing away the winter blahs . . . . . . I'm looking forward to the pattern.

Marguerite said...

That is one cute sweater. Even more important it's warm and totally practical for CIC.

I look forward to knitting the pattern once it's available.

Kate said...

Very cute sweater.....I look forward to your pattern to knit for CIC...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

That Waffles Sweater is so sweet! I would LOVE to cast that on for CIC, then another for my 3yo great nephew in New England. It looks warm, Warm, WARM !!!!! - Macy aka Socknitrmom

Sarah-Hope said...

What a great project! I'll be knitting one up and am writing about it on my blog (I swiped a copy of the pic, which I'm trusting is ok) to try to encourage others to join in.

Thanks for doing this!