Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Out of the Sketchbook

Greetings of the Season, y'all.

A Child's Christmas Wish

48 comments:

debolsillo said...

ROFL
Franklin you are great!
Season's Greetings !

Emily said...

Hee! Yarn snobbery begins!

Anonymous said...

I needed a laugh today - that's too funny. I agree - you are great!

MAKW

Kathy in San Jose said...

Of course, Santa, cashmere, silk and qiviut will be okay too...

Thanks for the wonderful smiles you give us with your humor and warmth and caring!

knitternatter said...

Amen! Love it!

Cristi-Lael said...

Amen, sister!

Alwen said...

Kids these days, such a sense of entitlement! Why, when I was a child we felt lucky to get acrylic crap. Our parents walked uphill through the snow to bring us acrylic crap that they ordered out of the Sears catalog . . .

What is this verification word, "Obaryl"? Over a barrel?

Thursday said...

Am I the only one that thinks Santa looks a bit like Franklin dressed up as Santa?

Anonymous said...

Hey, I think you're right - Santa does look like Franklin! But no Franklin Santa would *ever* give anyone acrylic! Thanks for the laugh, Franklin, and I hope Santa brings you lots of wool!
Barb

mary said...

Thanks for helping cheer up a not so cheery day!

Joy said...

Oh Franklin - that's hysterical! Thanks so much for the giggles - y'all have a great holiday too.

Meema said...

BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA!

knithound brooklyn said...

he he!

Anonymous said...

So funny! I love the way she tugs him by his beard! I love your book. My sister who lives in NC sent it to me. Christmas greetings from South Africa - very hot and humid here. Alida

meezermeowmy said...

So, how many knitters around the world are printing this out and putting it up on their refrigerator for their family to observe? Talk about a wish list!

TheSockKnitter said...

This is OUTSTANDING, Franklin.

Happy Holidays to you and yours ;) ENA™ must be at a GREAT age for the holiday season, hope you get to see her!!

Silvia said...

Funny!!! I hope Santa listens!!

Terhi said...

Alpaca will do as well! :)

Sister Sue said...

Hey. That kid looks a LOT like one Miss Abigail. Sounds like her, too. Ok, maybe she isn't quite ready to comment on the acrylic v. wool debate, but she is already a girl who knows her mind. I can see this coming...

Jan E said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us. I look forward to your posts and enjoy them all. And Happy Holidays. Come back to Austin, I'll bring you salsa.

bridge said...

Merry Christmas Franklin! (and Dolores too!)
Warm, fuzzy wishes of the season!

Yvonne said...

That is awesome!! (Especially considering I have been the very recent recipient of a rather large pile of acrylic crap from 1970).

trek said...

And how exactly did a knitter that young come from parental units that do know know from yarn??!!

anne marie in philly said...

OMFG! ROFLMAO!

Happy Holidays to all in the Habit Household! (god, I luv alliteration!)

smooches!

Roggey said...

Indeed.

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

WPGGAL said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Gregory said...

Please, oh please, tell me you are going to sell prints or cards of this one!! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Franklin, you've brightened a dark dreary day! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Mary said...

I have a 10 year old who takes my beginning knitting class... can I print a copy of this for her? (To leave as a hint for her mom and dad :)

Kyle Kunnecke said...

AMEN! :)

karen! said...

lol

Happy holidays!

Anonymous said...

Amen, sister!
Happy Holidays, Franklin!

Eileen said...

To the point.

I like that little girl.

Annelis said...

Cute!
Merry Christmas

Diane in PA said...

Franklin, you're something else! I read your blogs like taking a daily vitamin of joy, laughter, fun and your wonderful knitting projects are with much insipiration given by yourself. This cartoon is way cute! I feel like printing it up and handing it out at my local "chain craft stores" to women who stand there for much too long fondling the acrylic and ooohing and aahhhing over it. I confess I used to use it before I knew better...but like when you have your first taste of a REALLY good chocolate or authentic Mexican food - there's no turning back to the old candy from the drug store or the fast food Mexican - or the acrylic. The very best, wonderful, insanly out of the box Christmas wishes to you!

Karin said...

I love how she grabs his beard; what a great detail.

Happy Holidays, and safe travels! Can't wait for the pictures of your niece Abigail.

PassionKNITly said...

LOVE IT!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Seanna Lea said...

Heh. I've gotten the scary acryllic (I felt like my hands were covered in oil working with it), so I can support actual wool! Or a nice bamboo, soft cotton... just not 100% squeaky acryllic!

Bobbi said...

Is that a glimpse into one of Abigail's future visits to Santa's lap!?! After all, she should have genetic code that requires needles to be held on a regular basis!!

Honore said...

So true! I love it!

May I post this on my blog (bygoneknits.blogspot.etc), with full credit and a reciprocal link? (Of course!) I know my readers will love it too.

Sorry, I couldn't find an e-mail address here to e-mail you directly.

Have a Very Wooly Christmas!

Nelly Olsen said...

Hey, Franklin. This is only a rumour,but I heard that the Fibertarian candidate for president offered all the proceeds from your book to your governor so that he'd appoint her senator. You might want to check with whoever does your accounting to make sure nothing's been diverted.

Merry Christmas!

Priscilla said...

This is great! Thanks.

Thea_Midnight said...

I knew sooner or later children would discover the wonderful qualities of real fiber and protest the acrylics. Even my dachshunds can tell the difference. They prefer those afghans and sweaters from natural fibers every time they are allowed to choose!

Great cartoon!
Ho Ho Ho, Franklin
Thea

Dutch Jan said...

Every time I see a drawing from you it makes me smile :-)
Thanks for all those great moments

Anonymous said...

Franklin, that was PERFECT! Thanks for all the smiles. I hope Santa brings you only silk, cashmere, and alpaca!
XOXOX
Maria

Eryka Jackson said...

This should be renamed the knitters christmas wish list!

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