The Other McCain

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Posted on | November 22, 2012 | 21 Comments

by Smitty

Gray knit sweater, featuring spiraled cables on the sleeves, by Dad. Patterns are for wimps.


  • Jackie Wellfonder

    Ohmygoodness!!! Too cute for words!!!

  • Chris Cassone

    Whoa! Time out! Dad KNITS?

  • smitty

    Dad is a man of diverse, archaic hobbies.

  • Zapem ?

    That is about the cutest baby I’ve ever seen….AWWW!

  • Paco

    Great looking sweater! Is it too late to get my order in for Christmas?

  • Lisa Graas

    Can you play the harmonica, too? (P.S. I can.)

  • smitty

    No, but I was just jamming on my highland bagpipe.

  • smitty

    The material cost $100, and I wouldn’t know how to bill for my time. What a capitalist conundrum! I really could do a lot with my string skills, but the endeavor is completely unscalable.

  • GAHCindy

    Oh, my golly, he is CUTE! Nice work on the sweater.

  • SDN

    Oh, I thought you were playing an instrument, not operating a weapon…. 😎

  • Paul H. Lemmen

    Impressive! Was the spiral cable planned or serendipity? TWYB is getting tall and sprouting like a weed. Almost time to start teaching him to “Sound the Peabroch” on that torture device known as highland bagpipes …

  • Becca Lower

    Smitty, that gaze is worthy of Zoolander!

  • richard mcenroe

    Actually, I want to see the expression on Itty-Bitty’s face the first time he heard Dad on the bagpipes. We’ve seen his face when Dad sings…

  • Stogie Chomper

    Smitty, you are blessed to have such a handsome son! At this age their young brains are soaking up knowledge like a sponge, their personalities are developing and unfolding like a flower, and every day of their growth is special if not miraculous. Treasure every minute, as they grow up so very fast.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Following in the steps of the great Rosie Grier.

  • Bob Belvedere

    I’d hit the Tip Jar for that.

  • smitty

    Thank you. I’m thinking about doing one for myself, after the novel. Probably won’t do the back design, though.

  • smitty

    Planned. The basic premise of the project was to start with the cuff, and tilt the line of advance by 45 degrees. It’s original to me, though I’m sure someone else has done similar.

  • Paul H. Lemmen

    Takes talent! A useful occupation during those long boring watches at sea …