6 August 2011

cobblestone

I made the mister a jumper.

finished cobblestone

This is only the second jumper I've ever knitted for him. Because the first one took twelve years (I kid you not). You can see it here and gaze at how little my children were and how I only had three readers back then. Awwwww, look at Son #3. So wee, like a little elf.

cobblestone

But I digress. Look at his new jumper! The pattern is the cobblestone, by Jared Flood and it was a pleasure to knit. It's green. And, it fits him. Bonus. Happy belated birthday, darling!

And yes, some of you may recognise that it's resting peacefully on my magnificent quilt, made by the gracious and talented Tracey.

Ravelled here if you're interested in the details.

PS. Apparently it's my "birthday" today. The mister was caught by surprise by a soccer colleague who demanded to know why we were not going to a certain [very expensive] club fundraiser tonight and instead of just saying honestly "Look, we would love to support the club but just now we really can't afford it" (I think he was a bit embarrassed to say that, probably) he replied "Um, we can't come, it's my wife's ... um ... birthday!"

And so, I have demanded cake. Well, wouldn't you?

PS. I'll leave the book giveaway open for a few more days.

24 comments:

fiveandtwo said...

That's splendid. My husband will never get a hand knitted garment from me. If I were to knit, it would be an interesting vest for myself.

The Coffee Lady said...

He needs to knit you a jumper.

driftwood said...

ha that's priceless, I do hope you get that cake!
and truly gorgeous knitting too x

Julie said...

that's a lovely lovely jumper. and quite extraordinary quilting on that quilt.

zephyr said...

lovely jumper and quilt, yes!
So...what did he give you/do for you on your birthday??

Annie said...

Gorgeous :) My husband is allergic to wool and doesn't like the feel of alpaca ... so he's not getting any jumpers from me as I won't knit with man made fibres ... well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
Enjoy your cake x

blackbird said...

It is a lovely jumper.

Oh, and Happy Day, I guess!

Penelope said...

Hee hee that made me smile, did your hubby give you a pretty pressie?! Absolutey stunning jumper, beautiful colour beautifully knitted. You are such an inspiration to me xox Have a lovely rest of the weekend x

Fioleta said...

I love the cobblestone pattern and it looks gorgeous in that green. I really should brave knitting for adults, though I suspect if I knitted cobblestone in that green I would knit it too small for my husband, so I could keep it for myself.

Lynne said...

Well, happy birthday to you both! LOL

Lovely jumper - I have seen it before in brown and it looks just as good in green.

Fairlie said...

Happy birthday to you! I hope you get cake...and that he knits you a jumper. It only seems fair.

Janet said...

I hope you got your cake! But I certainly sympathise with your mister, it can be really hard saying that you can't afford something (or even that it would cause you to re-arrange your budget in an unappealing way and sorry - we don't want to do that). I find the constant invitations to coffee out irritating as they chew into my budget for more fun things (sewjourn, yarn, iceream makers etc).

Anyway I think I'm ranting. I love your cobblestone!

shadygrey said...

I am refusing to comment on your boastful pictures of unbelievably well-knitted garments. It only encourages you.

Anne said...

Happy Birthday!...:)
I hope you got your cake!

My birthday on the 12th and Ive put in order of Black Forest cake..;)

I love your Cobblestone. I got some Cascade 220 on the WEB's sale too. I got the chocolate brown and Straw Yellow colours. But we won't mention the cost of postage will we!..... ;)

embracingitall said...

Happy birthday. I hope you got cake. The jumper is lovely as is the colour. Jacinta

Bec said...

Or maybe he really did know it was your birthday and the fundraiser was the last place you wanted to be. I know, hilarious notion, but possible, all the same.

Hippo birdies two ewes, Suse.


(OMG, as the kids say, word werif is snot tint - ok, in one word but really, stotint? - gross.)

Tania said...

Were my husband in the slightest bit elfin then I would happily cast on a man jumper. But there are extreeeemely broad shoulders involved and, frankly, twelve years would be pushing it. Love your green as green Cobblestone. Hope spring doesn't spring too quickly (though I guess the one advantage of adult wear is that it’s likely to fit just as well next year).

Word verification= socke. I'm quite sure you mentioned nothing of those.

(prattling now).

Shammickite said...

I hope it's chocolate cake!
BTW Latest news flash: Twins have arrived.... doubled my grandchild count in one fell swoop! Pics on my blog. You don't really have to look, but, well, I'm such a proud Nana!

Charlotte said...

Love the green. I had better hurry up and finish Ediths jumper. It'll be autumn very soon.

Serena said...

That green is won-der-ful. Happy "birthday"! ;)

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I love your hubby's excuse for the fund-raiser -- and it IS an honest excuse. Birthday dinners (with cake! .... Hahaha ... I get it! Ok. I'm slow. Oh well. Consider yourself Happy Birthday'd early. LOL.

That sweater is beautiful. I only ever knit my hubby one sweater and now I wear it when it's REALLY cold in the winter 'cause he hates sweaters.

kgirl said...

that is one of the best "man" jumpers I have seen yet - the colour is magnificent! What wool did you use?

Cobblestone is a great pattern, but in the words of Darryl Kerrigan "it's what you DID with it, darl!"

oh, and Happy Birthday ;) too funny, but a great excuse!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday. My husbands "honeymoon sweater" to be made with yarn purchased on our honeymoon, is...um...not done. Your name came up in England last week as Simmy (from Echoes of a Dream) and I had a visit nattering on abou knitting, history, and Waldorf while her boys and my girls....flirted.

readersguide said...

It's beautiful! What a great color -- and happy birthday! (ha)