I had a message sent to me on Ravelry earlier in the spring requesting kids items for a charity called Project Hope. I was tickled pink about the idea of knitting for Gypsies. I'm sure I have a very romantic notion of them but I can't help loving the idea that somewhere in Romania some little fellow will be wandering around playing in a sweater I knit. So I offered to knit sweaters for 2 four year old boys named Bogden and David.
I've had this sweater pattern in my queue for a long time and love it! It's cute and timeless, and very customizable! I knit 3 Wonderful Wallabies in blue and white, and teal and black. I think they turned out rather well, in fact Mister Man wanted them all! I had to give in and let him keep the smallest one. He was such a good model after all!
|finished this morning|
|destined for Romania|
|Mister Man's keeper|
The summer of the Wallaby is officially over! Hurrah!
Thank goodness summer isn't actually over yet! I'm not ready for another long winter. And in a desperate attempt to laugh in the face Jack Frost, I've planted 2 cherry trees in my yard today. Now some of you may be thinking that I'm a wee bit crazy but I've been told that these cherry trees are special, and will grow and produce lovely little sweet cherries. The variety is called Nanking and I honestly can't say whether I'm more excited about the fruit or the pretty spring flowers!
Here's to making Nanking Jelly in the coming years! How cool is that?!