Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Birds' Christmas Carol

One of my favorite holiday books is The Birds' Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin. My copy was a gift to my grandmother from her older brother in 1907. My grandmother read it to me before I could read myself and eventually she gave it to me because I loved it so much. The story could be considered sappy by many but I still love to read it each year. I don't believe my three sons were as enamored with it as I was but they listened and even tolerated my tears at times.

After Dec 25th I will post a photo of my son wearing his sweater. I believe it will be a perfect fit! If you have never made a saddle shoulder sweater ala Elizabeth Zimmerman, I encourage you to put that on your knitting "to do" list. It is so much fun!


Birte said...

Wow, really nice!

sheila said...

The sweater turned out great! Hope your thumb recovers! Merry Christmas!

knititch said...

merry christmas and happy new year paula. the sweater is lovely. mine is a cardi so soon it will be steeking time. i agree on the pattern being great for men. mine is for my 25 year old nephew.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Hi Paula.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment which led me over here.

The swetaher is so cute.

Like you I can never live without books :-)

Knitted Gems said...

The cabling on this sweater is beautiful and if fits your son perfectly. Congrats!
Happy New Year!

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