Varsity Kermit Sweater

I have always loved Kermit the Frog. My buddy icon on the IMer, Twitter, and a handful of other places has always been Kermit. My Facebook “About Me” says, “I’ve derived a significant amount of my life philosophy from Kermit the Frog.” My sailboat is the Kermit:

If I were ever going to get a tattoo (I’m not) it would probably be very similar to this:

Quite some time ago, I got the hankering for a Kermit the Frog sweater. It’s hard to say if it began with the bright lime green yarn calling out from my stash or the iron-on Kermit patch I ordered impulsively one day. Little red buttons found their way into my craft basket when I was buying something unrelated, and so on.

I decided I wanted to use a contrasting color (which just arrived yesterday), and that I wanted a cardigan. At some point it hit me that the style I really wanted was a varsity sweater, in Kermit colors, with red buttons and the Kermit patch at the breast.

Suddenly I was doing the math on the Incredible, Custom-Fit Raglan Sweater, and now we have a Kermit-in-progress.

While this idea was aimlessly rattling around in my mind for years (basically since I learned how to knit), I now have a goal to finish this sweater in time to wear to the opening of the new Muppet movie at Thanksgiving. I may (no, will) look ridiculous in it, but I am a lifelong Varsity Muppet fan, and I’m proud of it! Soon, I will have the sweater to show it.

3 thoughts on “Varsity Kermit Sweater

  1. Love your idea for a Kermit the frog sweater. I got the same hankering to make one for my dad because he absolutely loves Kermit the Frog. Now you mentioned something about a patch. So you’re ironing on the patch of Kermit, or are you like using multiple colors to come up with his face? Sorry if I’m not making much sense, not sure how to word it.

  2. Oh wow, as a Kermit obsessive I can assure you, your father will absolutely love it! I’m using an iron-on embroidered patch – http://www.amazon.com/Henson-Muppets-Kermit-Cartoon-Embroidered/dp/B000S4V638/ . I had also considered embroidering or cross-stitching my own Kermit (which is part of why I have the Kermit cross-stitch I posted in an earlier post, from this kit – http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?CATID=cat2927&PRODID=zprd_10620474b ).

    I decided that the patch would most resemble the look and feel of a varsity letter, and that it would probably fare best with washing and wearing. Please keep me posted on your Kermit sweater – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! 🙂

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