Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Happy Piggy Year

Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the peoples born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality. Those born in pig year tend to have excellent manners, make and keep friends, work very hard, appreciate luxury, and are very loving partners.



Fun, families, friends, frolic and food, that is all new year celebrations is all about. Herein, I wish everyone a very happy and healthy piggy year. May all your days be filled with love, laughters, joy and the best of luck!


9 comments:

sue said...

I have to say that the sweater turned out fantastic, and your partner looks great in it too. After all that hard work it sounds as though you could have made two of them. It is rather annoying when you pay money for yarn and find knots throughout, and it annoys me no end, especially in the middle of a row too, then I have to take it back to the start of the row, cut, snip, start the row again and hope there isnt another knot waiting for the next row. I am sure that sweater will get lots of wear too and many wonderful comments.

Krista said...

Amazing! Congrats on finishing it. It looks like it fits perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Hi, The sweater is extremely neat & looks great! Your blog came to me on a search for Beijing yarn or knitting shops & stores. I have been given a couple of ideas for shop/stalls to seek out, but wondered if you could make any more shop recommendations for Beijing. I hope to stock up.
Happy Knitting!

joy said...

You did a wonderful job, Maryann! Now you can knit for yourself and Jasmine as your little heart desires! ;-D

Siow Chin said...

What a well knitted sweater! And I have to say what a willing model too! Are you using your new camera? The shots are really great!

Peggy said...

What a great sweater! All the swatching, working, frogging was worth it! And yes, your DH is a great model.

Rachel said...

What a wonderful, wonderful sweater! Aren't you glad you persevered? If you're anything like me, you already think it was worth it and will become more and more convinced of that every time you see him wearing it. You'll even start to go a little crazy and think maybe you should cast on for another sweater for him right away!

I think Rowan Cashsoft has a bit of a reputation for pilling, so I recommend always hand-washing the sweater. I know the yarn says you can machine wash it, but having used the equivalent yarn (DB cashmerino -- nearly identical), I can tell you for a fact that it will felt after a dozen washings and pill like crazy. But with gentle care it should last a good long time and continue to look as beautiful as it does in those photos!

Congrats on being done with a great FO once and for all!

opportunityknits said...

The sweater looks great, fits so well too, and your husband looks happy in it! So it's worth all the many times you had to re-knit :)

Lois said...

the result is really worth all the efforts in knitting. i salute you!