Sunday, January 13, 2008

Larry's Birthday

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 Cardigan
I 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.
It was a great weekend!
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!



At 4:42 PM PST, Blogger Laurie Ann said...

I love the hammer pose. Only a pipe could have made it better.

At 5:54 PM PST, Blogger WineGrrl said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Larry!

At 7:00 PM PST, Blogger jillian said...

What a hoot - he holds the hammer well. Great cardi!

Happy Birthday!!

At 7:29 PM PST, Blogger Kath said...

Cardigan looks great - love the color. Rather than fixing the roof, perhaps he just went to get the hammer for hanging some artwork? And just stopped along the way so you could get a good shot of the cardigan he was wearing!

At 8:23 PM PST, Blogger mary said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Larry. Now he can sing, "If I had a hammer..." The cardi looks faboo!

At 9:34 PM PST, Blogger sappmama said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Larry! That sweater looks like it was made for you. :)

Gee, Ellen, it's no wonder you've decided not to let Larry near the backyard. Ha ha.

At 10:10 AM PST, Blogger Ana said...

Very handsome, the sweater looks great. Just an idea for the necktie maybe give it a bit of hot bath and it may shrink a bit.

At 10:18 AM PST, OpenID geckogrrl said...

Larry looks so cool -- he puts those vintage sweater pattern guys to shame!

The sweater and tie are really great -- Larry's so lucky to have such a talented partner!

At 11:12 AM PST, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

WOW. That sweater looks fantastic on Mister Larry!!! You did a great job with picking the perfect pattern and color. It was certainly worth the wait!!

At 6:04 PM PST, Blogger Madge said...

Mr. Larry is a handsome devil in his birthday finery. GREAT job on the sweater!

Glad you had a fun, festive weekend!

At 7:57 PM PST, Blogger ChelleC said...

That cardy looks wonderful on him. And I like the necktie too! Glad he had a nice birthday.

At 10:20 PM PST, Blogger mj said...

What a beautiful sweater!! and what a handsome model!! Please wish Mr. Larry a very happy birthday from me.

At 12:36 PM PST, Blogger Urban Memo said...

that is an absolutely stunning green sweater.


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