Follow Friday – The Sunday Sweater

7 Jan

Awhile ago I mentioned that my internet pal (and sister in disease) Sunday sent me a gorgeous, hand-knit sweater for Isobel. It was adorably too big at the time, and I couldn’t wait for her to grow into it. This year, ss the weather turned frosty, I knew it was time to pull out the sweater. It’s gorgeous, and still a little large, but that is perfect if you ask me: she has many months of wear left in it. I will be very, very sad when she no longer fits into it. It’s PINK TWEED for chrissakes. I marvel at this sweater. It was a string! And Sunday crafted it into a functional garment! The only thing craftier than making a sweater by hand is making a goddamn baby. Those things are tough.

Sunday, thank you so, so much for this gorgeous sweater. The day we took these photos was Christmas Eve Eve and all she wanted to do was run around and have adventures. Which means, by the way, that Isobel totally approves.

What is Follow Friday? It’s a Twitter meme that I have taken a couple steps further.  See my nomination for a Shorty Award for Follow Friday here. You can read more Follow Friday goodness here. Learn more about it in my FAQ.


eareeve So this is what it’s like to be well rested. Huh.

badbanana It’s not that mysterious, people. Those thousands of birds fell to the ground because birds can’t fly after they die.

TheBloggess Remember when the ShortyAwards disqualified my win as a govt official bc I “hadn’t been in office for a year”? Well, it’s been a year.

telephase Resolution for 2011 is to void as many warranties as possible.

helgagrace Applying mini-snickers in bulk.

catiebennett Looking for an apartment is like a full time job. It kinda makes me want to kill myself. Also like a full time job.

OngoingBS I am the goddamn man in this house. When I put my foot down it’s ALWAYS ONTO A FUCKING LEGO! OWWWWWWW!

Gen_with_a_G No one on Twitter is talking about the wildlife dropping dead. This non-discussion is freaking me out. Twitter, did you kill the wildlife?

shekbaker I assume they replaced all the objectionable terms in Huck Finn with “super cool black dude.”

shinyinfo I can’t wait to be old & in retirement. Think of all the murders that will get solved!

phaemarie Dudes. If the Girl Scouts sold cookies year round two things would happen: they’d be richer, I’d be fatter.

telephase Just you wait. Someday soon, a train will pull up, and @shinyinfo and I will be thrown off of it.

antigone_spit I was going to make an accordion video but my arms are sore and all I know is Market Town from Zelda. SO.

apelad Why has no one pointed out the crescent and the star in the new Starbucks logo!? The Shriners are behind this, I just know it!

markleggett Writing “Become an immortal” on my bucket list.

zombot Beer + burrito. Beerrito. Somebody get on that right away.

telephase Naked toddler just brought me the Elmo faucet cover from his bath time. I thanked him.

owlpacino My sister thinks there’s a “South Virginia”. Go school system.

MidwestMimi These “pajama jeans” might be even worse than “t-shirts.” My next four meals have been ruined by the advertisement alone.

crom74 My wife told me to bring home the bacon tonight, the literal bacon. I love my wife. Bacon for dinner, WOOT!

mikey_m00n I’ve been diagnosed with Napoleon Dynamite complex. FLIPPIN’ SWEET!

theRratedBull I will tell you who is gonna suffer from this Internet ban at work… my Facebook friends, that’s who.

shinyinfo “Good pooping makes you more sociable!” -Jamie Lee Curtis #activia

gabedelahaye Best of luck with this Year’s resolutions, million people I’ve never seen before at the gym right now.

MeganBoley Just found a cranberry and a little bacon in the ole bra.

sarcasmically Sometimes you just gotta put on some Notorious BIG and reconnect with your inner 400-pound black thuggy-yet-refined rapper.

librarianearp When I hear/see the phrase ‘boy band’ I roll my eyes. When I see/hear the phrase ‘Canadian boy band’ I giggle and roll my eyes.

ScrewyDecimal If beer with waffles is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

danforthfrance “I know a certain princess who’s sitting pretty!” -something my neighbors have almost certainly heard me shout in a high-pitched voice. #cat

shinyinfo They’re still publishing Murder, She Wrote books! This makes me happier than is appropriate!

himissjulie “Q from Bond. Not Star Trek.”

saraschaefer1 Every time someone dumps Taylor Swift, a shitty song gets its wings.

EvenMoreSarah It was great that I went running the other night. Shame about the double hip replacement I’m going to need now.

MrWordsWorth Snooki says she took swear words out of her book because she has fans who are 13. Typically, a 13yo knows more swear words than you.

sween 99% of all prequels could be replaced by a short Wikipedia page.

christhile “No good!” seems a bit passive for football, no? When somebody misses a field goal, they should just say “and it’s…BAD!!”

VHStapes2 Eating asparagus makes my pee smell funny. Like ha-ha funny.

MrWordsWorth I’ve decided my dance troupe will be called the Oopsies.

Betfairpoker I chew my gum and think about my past. I think about HER. My ex-wife Cynthia. “Legs,” they called her. Because she had legs.

"Come back here, ducks! I want to love you!"

louispeitzman Those damn commercials make me feel like such a murderer when I use Mucinex. That globule had plans, you guys. He had a family.

owlpacino My family is downstairs watching The Hangover. I’m upstairs packing for South America. There’s a coming-of-age novel in here somewhere.

vickytcobra I’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to the calendar.

antigone_spit DANCE MAGIC DANCE

alwysabridesmd OMG the bridal party just walked in to the reception to “The Final Countdown.”

BugginWord I have a stick of butter in my pocket and a bottle of prosecco. Let the festivities begin!

vickytcobra When life hands you lemons, squeeze lemon juice into your eyes without blinking. Just to let life know you don’t fuck around.

rnewmyer Rosemary’s Food Baby. #lessambitiousmovies

emmetmatheson There’s Nothing About Mary #LessAmbitiousMovies

jillwaun Debbie Does Dishes #lessambitiousfilms

Kardboard TRAM: Legacy #LessAmbitiousFilms

readingsarah Breakfast at Kay Jewelers #lessambitiousmovies

PopCulLibrn My Slumlord Totoro #lessambitiousmovies

Filmdrunk Faux-Metal Jacket #lessambitiousmovies

oodja The Passion of the Chris #lessambitiousfilms

Edgar_Allan_Poe In these arduous times the touch of another soul can fill your heart w/ the desire to strangle them w/ a bike chain.

OngoingBS This coffee’s so strong it just wrestled the remote from me and now we’re watching a mug sale on QVC.

joseph_ocon If I don’t write Happy Birthday on your Facebook wall, it’s because I genuinely hate you.

joseph_ocon Just lost my favorite pen. Pretty upset. Mostly that I have a favorite pen.


What is Follow Friday? It’s a Twitter meme that I have taken a couple steps further.  See my nomination for a Shorty Award for Follow Friday here. You can read more Follow Friday goodness here. Learn more about it in my FAQ.


12 Responses to “Follow Friday – The Sunday Sweater”

  1. Flucky Mom January 7, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    She is adorable! I got K a backpack the other day, and when he put it on, it reminded me that he starts pre-K in September. The backpack makes them look so grown up, doesn’t it?

    As for the mini-stroller, my son seems to love them as well. That’s the first thing he goes for when we do a playdate with his girlfriends.

    • LittleBig January 8, 2011 at 10:54 am #

      I’m glad K loves the stroller! Half the time, she likes to push it around. The other half the time, she likes to sit in it. It’s a bit worse for wear. 😉

  2. Cookbook January 7, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    I *love* that coat.

    • LittleBig January 8, 2011 at 10:55 am #

      Isn’t it great?! I’d wear it. This was one of the few things we bought for Isobel ourselves.

  3. ohnoAMY January 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm #


    • LittleBig January 8, 2011 at 10:55 am #

      Yeah, I kind of like her. 🙂

  4. Windsor Grace January 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    People send you so much free shit

    • LittleBig January 8, 2011 at 10:56 am #

      I don’t deserve it, but it’s true.

  5. Jupiter January 9, 2011 at 5:38 am #

    Oh,I have sweater knitting envy. It’s gorgeous! The one wearing it is pretty cute,too 🙂

    • LittleBig January 9, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

      Aren’t I lucky? (On both accounts.)

      • Jupiter January 10, 2011 at 11:39 am #


  6. Sunday January 10, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    Yaaay! It’s so cute on her! I mean, a burlap sack would be cute on her, but still. I like that it’s too big, it’s sort of 80’s. She needs a side-pony. Well, more of a side pony.

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