Monday, March 28, 2011

Finally, my little Tulip sweater is ready to be sent to Kentucky to my little grandniece. I had been waiting for over a week for the buttons to arrive and was starting to get a little irritated because it seemed to be taking sooo long. When they arrived, I found out why. They had to come all the way from Lithuania, which I would have noticed had I looked at the Etsy page more carefully. The shipping was so cheap that it hadn't crossed my mind that they were being shipped internationally.

I'm very happy with this purchase. First of all, they're very pretty and sturdy, made from apple wood. Second of all, she included more buttons than I had ordered, even adding a couple of larger buttons, which would be perfect for a felted purse.

A couple of days ago, I was getting ready to pack my bunny and sweater, and  I couldn't find the bunny. I asked Russ if he had seen it, and he said, "yes," that he'd taken it to school. I thought he must have been kidding, but he wasn't. He was teaching third graders their spelling words, and one of the words was "knit." He'd told them that his wife knit things like socks, scarves, and bunnies. The kids were very interested and wanted to see one of the bunnies, so he took my bunny back to work when he came home for lunch. Later, I saw this little picture on the kitchen table. Sure enough! There's "Mr. S." with a bunny!
There is absolutely no reason to include another picture of this sweater and matching bunny, other than to show off, but that's what I'm doing. Now to get back to sock knitting.

10 comments:

One pair of Hands said...

What a lovely gift. Lucky little Grand Niece.

Caffeine Girl said...

I think both sweater and bunny deserve a little showing off!

Wool Winder said...

So cute!

Z of ZKNITZ said...

they're both adorable. if i had made the bunny, i would show off too.

thanks for showing me what else is possible with knitting besides scarves and hats.

frayedattheedge said...

The little cardigan is lovely, and I want one of those bunnies! How cute is that drawing!!

Dee said...

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I love the bunny and the sweater. Your grand-niece is one luck little girl.

Thimbleanna said...

I'd be showing off too - those are both adorable. And that's too funny -- little bunny has been on a big adventure!

Andi said...

There is nothing wrong with showing off those two lovelies!
Beautiful work on the sweater.

Tracy said...

Sweetest finish... and love those buttons! These will be so loved & treasured. :o) ((HUGS))

goldenbird said...

Oh my goodness, both the sweater and the bunny are adorable. You are very talented. The drawing is so sweet.