Monday, January 21, 2008

Meet Shawn

Here are a few facts about Shawn:
  • Born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Stowed away in Daddy's luggage for the trip home to a certain little E
  • 7 years old
  • Speaks in an Irish brogue (I've never heard it but understand it is truly delightful)
  • Constant companion to a little girl for the first 3 years of his life, now relegated to cherished "stuffie" status
  • A little scruffy due to being well-loved, but still very attractive
  • Has a new fair isle sweater handknit by moi

  • Enjoys the writings on Astrid Lundgren (who doesn't?)
I promised E I would make a sweater for Shawn ages ago. I used this as an opportunity to practice the fair isle technique before committing to a full-scale project. Fair isle is fairly easy, but I find the constant tangling of yarn frustrating. Any advice on how to avoid this? I have just been stopping at the end of each row to "unwind" the strands before starting the next row. Maybe there is another way?


me, in your room, watching you fap... said...

You're one of the smart people I see, not naming your teddy after a certain Islamitic prophet.

Florence said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! What a lovely photo - such gorgeous light (and a nice jumper).

Yes, I too loved Astrid's Lund..(can't remember how to spell her surname) Pippi Longstocking when I was little - I don't know about where you are, but in the UK they have re-released it with illustrations by Lauren Child and I'm desperate to buy it for my little girl, as it looks gorgeous!

Saucy said...

Oh my, Shawn is just adorable. I am a complete sucker for a guy with an accent.

Renee :) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving a comment.Shawn is so adorable!I love him,he is just soo cute!Renee

Liz said...

What a sweet little bear. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

MJ said...

We have 2 favorite stuffies, Teddi & Kirsti, in our house. Carted all over. I will be sad to see them on a cherished stuffie shelf but I know the time is coming...