Monday, October 10, 2011

the hockey sweater

Oh Canada!

Last night I finished my little hockey sweater and was pretty happy with how it turned out. The details have been simplified but there's no mistaking what it is. And it fits! Perfectly!

Too bad it looks goofy. Really, put it on a bottle of hot sauce or any other bottle and it looks ridiculous. The sweater makes the bottle look like a headless hockey player - not at all the effect I was after. It's too big for Barbie and too small for a teddy bear. I guess I'll put this aside until inspiration strikes.

That's the way the cookie crumbles though; not every idea pans out. So it's back to my regularly scheduled knitting. Well, after I get the vegetables chopped and ready for Thanksgiving supper tonight. Gavin is making lemon dill oven-roasted chicken breasts and I'm making brown sugar glazed carrots and baby potatoes to accompany them.

12 comments:

Dee said...

Stuff it and make it a little sweater pillow!

It's beyond adorable. I love the little patch.

Happy Thanksgiving!

MarkWWNB said...

Looks great to me. Nifty knitting. Can you post a photo of it on the bottle, though, so we can get a feel for the actual size of it?

Delusional Knitter said...

Do you celebrate Christmas? I bet it would make a great tree ornament.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It's cute! I say put a little hanger on it, and hang it on your Christmas tree!

Liz in Missouri (USA) said...

LOL - Hang it on the Christmas tree!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

You must make a small clothes hanger from wire for your little sweater to hang it from a wreath, a lamp...
It's just too sweet to not show it off.

Magical Jane said...

awww, I think it looks great. What if we could find miniature little hockey helmets?

Alittlebitsheepish said...

It is very cool, and your dinner sounds delicious :)

Elizabeth said...

That is adorable. I agree with Jane - a miniature hockey helmet would set it off!

WildflowerWool said...

That is the cutest sweater! I agree, make it into a tree ornament!

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

a tree deccie , or knit a teddy to fit it!

Alisha said...

You need a Ken doll! It is very cute....I agree the Christmas tree idea.....get the little hanger and put in your tree!!