Wednesday, December 26, 2007

New and improved Tomten

This is the Tomten I started for my son and if I were British I would say it's coming along swimmingly. A note on the yarn: I am using cheap Bernat yarn at 2.49 a skein and I don't feel the least bit guilty. I've decided it's ridiculous to spend big bucks on, although fabulous, finer yarns for garments that kids are a) going to outgrow and b) possibly wreck with any number of substances.

Also, I'd like to point out the pockets. I don't know why but it seems like very few knitters put in the pockets. I urge everyone to give it a try. It's amazingly simple and a really nice touch and if I can do it any knitter can. Or maybe there are good reasons the pockets are skipped? Please blog on the topic.

And the reason I know so much about the details of Tomtens is that I am absolutely obsessed with this particular garment and I think I've viewed every posted photo of completed Tomtens in all of cyberspace.


Briley said...

Amy, It's my plan to put in after-thought pockets on my tomten. I agree that the poackets really will make it a better garment.

Amy said...

That's ambitious--please let me know how it goes. I'm very nervous about anything that involves "snipping," but I am planning on trying some of EZ's mittens and I thought I might try the afterthought thumbs.

gerry said...

Amy- please see my latest post for details on the adult size jacket i'm making.

thanks for joining us!

i did a pair of EZ's mitered mittens and did the afterthought thumbs and it actually went pretty well.