Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Such a relief.
Almost 2 years since I cast on the first stitches, and quite honestly after all that time I wasn't holding out much hope. Mind you he's not allowed to grow for a while...apart from his arms, they can grow; for some reason I got a bit carried away with the sleeves...
I'm thinking it would make a perfect Christmas jumper, and bless him, he's promised he'll wear it because he knows how long it's taken me. Though sense there might eventually be some bribery involved.
I was given the pattern decades ago by a friend who was well aware of my love of all things Tintin. I had every single book of course, and couldn't for the life of me understand why my sister didn't like them - I mean what's not to like about a plus-four wearing mildly rascist reporter whose best friend is a suicidal alcoholic?
But none of that stuff, nor the lack of women, bothered me in the slightest when I first started reading the books - they were just cracking adventure stories as far as I was concerned. Adults do have a knack of ruining things sometimes.
I've passed my Tintin collection onto the kids, and the boys dip into them from time to time - and the 8 year old seems genuinely pleased with his jumper... though we all know who it's really for :)