We had an excellent weekend and birthday celebration for Larry. I will post about our various adventures during the week. Here are a few pix of the items I knit and crocheted for Larry. Yayyyyy! Success!
Larry's Green CardiganI asked Larry to pose, holding a hammer. So many of the vintage knitting instruction books for men have them wearing and modeling sweaters doing manly chores like hammering nails, playing golf or smoking a pipe. Larry makes an excellent model, although he really doesn't look like he's ready to fix the roof!
The tie that I crocheted for Larry out of the Koigu yarn turned out nicely. However, it's slightly squishy. The necktie needs to be of a stiffer fabric in order for it to be tied properly and stay in place. Next time, I'll either back the tie with some sort of interfacing, use a thicker stitch with a closer weave or maybe just some spray starch would help. I think if he wears a tie clip with the tie, that will keep it in place.
Note of Thanks: Laurie Ann, Andre', Jillian, Kath, Mary, Carla, Ana, Katie, Denise and everyone else who commented on Larry's sweater....thanks so much for the compliments!
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