Pattern: Roo Designs
Yarn: Plymouth Encore
Needles: Size 7
Knitting Style: Intarsia
It's tough taking pictures in the wintertime when the lighting is so poor. Anyhow, intarsia knitting, such as this sweater, is when there are large blocks of knitting with the same color, usually requiring lengths of yarn on a small plastic, adjustable, bobbin. The yarn is not usually carried across except for the twisting with the stitch beside it. It differs from fair isle or stranded knitting.
Sweater is for my grandchild, Jakob now age 2, who loves his dad's John Deere tractor. When my daughter tells him they are going outside, he will cry if she doesn't reach for the tractor keys. Thus, the inspiration for this sweater. I added a label that says "Made With Love By Grandma!" You can find those at JoAnn's.
Here we are on my other daughter's John Deere. Picture was taken last August.
Another pic of Jakob! Indulge me...I'm a proud grandma!!
Now, really, how can a handknit sweater be exciting to open as a gift for a 2-yr. old boy? I went to the animal feed/grain store and they were having a huge sale on these toy. So, look what I found to include in the package I will be mailing to him. I don't know who is more excited!!! Me or Jakob when he receives this.
It's a box of "gummy tractor, bulldozer, etc." candy. As a treat once in a great while won't hurt!!!
Now, doesn't that look like a ton of fun!!! I'm hoping my daughter will take a video of him playing with it. He loves remote controlled gadgets/toys.
And look what I found at the supermarket......
Making all of this happen has been fun!!!
I also have something special for my two older grandchildren going in the mail. I always make a point of remembering them all as I love them all very much. Each has their own unique personality.
On another note...............
Thanks for all the nice comments left on my previous post regarding the negative comment(s) I received. Some of you I am not able to respond to because of your settings. For instance, Sarina...it's been awhile and it was so wonderful to hear from you. I want to help you with the sock knitting but I no longer know how to reach you.