Saturday, February 25, 2006

From Grandma with Love

When I was growing up I didn't know any one who knitted. At the age of thirteen I taught myself with the Coats & Clarks "Learn to" crafts leaflet. When I was in my twenties I taught my mother. Since that time, my mother has only completely finished one sweater by herself. She still has not broken her record.

My mom completed the pieces to this sweater about 3 weeks ago and after they sat in a ziploc bag for about a week, I took them out and blocked them. (She's also never blocked a sweater.)It's "fashionable at five" from the Fall 2004 issue of Cast On and she made it for her youngest granddaughter who's 2 1/2. Due to some serious gauge issues she has a while to wait before wearing it, but it's beautiful.

fashionable at five (Front view)

fashionable at five (Back view)


Vera said...

Very cute sweater!

Donna said...

I love the sweater! Tell Mom she did great.

Diana said...

This sweater is absolutely beautiful &
I am definitely going to make it. Which yarn did Grandma use?

Kathy said...

Oh yes it is so beautiful for a child. Marvelous colors. Perfect perfect perfect.

jjk109 said...

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I like it!