Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
[Ambrose Bierce]

Owain and his new wallaby finally got together this week. I mailed it in early December. Instead of Christmas, it arrived in time for St. Distaff’s Day (Rock Day). That is appropriate since his mother is a hand spinner. Next to doing the actual knitting, seeing it warming a loved-one’s body is the most fun.

The Wonderful Wallaby pattern was designed over 20 years ago by Carol Anderson of Cottage Creations, and is in its fifteenth printing. The pattern booklet offers instructions for child’s size 2 through very large adult.

(NOTE: The lady in the photo below is this lad’s great-great grandmother.)