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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

A Christmas Jumper

Of all the pattern books in my library, I’ve gotten the most use out of Rowan Vintage Knits. My dad asked for a Beau out of green tweed (it’s from Donegal, of course), and here it is.


He has hardly taken it off in the four days since I gave it to him. At Christmas dinner there was much oohing and ahhing over it.


(I was working on this while I was on the farm in Vermont.)


The buttons were a gift from Deirdre (I used the rest of them for Elliot’s neckwarmer last year). My dad made sure to tell everyone at dinner that the yarn and the buttons were from Ireland.


I have to say, this is one of my most successful FOs: perfect marriage of yarn and pattern, satisfactory craftsmanship, flattering color and perfect fit–not to mention a great deal of gratitude from the recipient!


Raveled here.

I hope you had a very merry Christmas!

2 Comments to A Christmas Jumper

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    December 28, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    The sweater looks great on him especially in that color! I love the picture of him at the park.

  2. Kelly's Gravatar Kelly
    December 29, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous!! Well done, Mealey.

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