My mother made sweaters for me. And for my three children. And for their cousins.
She also taught me to knit. And eventually I knit sweaters for my own children.
So it just seemed natural that I would knit for my grandchildren too.
First time around were these comfy cable-knit sweaters in cream. With a hint of "Irish" style, these sweaters were knit using
Lion Brand Baby Soft acrylic? At the time I think I made these sweaters for four of the grandchildren.
With the passage of time there were three more grandchildren. Oh yes, I knit hats and mittens for them, and little toy animals. But I knew it was time for more sweaters.
That's how the navy project began. With four of them starting parochial
school it seemed the best choice. Navy V-neck sweaters, again acrylic.
But this time six of them. I used the Brunswick Volume 656 for both
patterns, the navy being a simple cable sweater, this time using
The project is now complete, and nobody goes to the same school anymore. The sweaters are still going strong. Here is one of the cuties wearing her cozy sweater!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
November chills me in a way that makes me yearn for the strong warm sunshine of the summer past….Yet I also embrace the snuggle factor of jeans, sweaters and socks!
Fall is a season for knitting, if there ever was one. A time to look ahead perhaps, to the holiday season, and plan the handmade gifts that we’ll knit for lucky recipients. Toasty socks, Bella mittens, a fluffy muffler…all will chase off the chill that descends upon our December.
MrsMay Yarns has been quietly stocking her bins with angoras, mohairs and merinos. Hand spun by artisanal perfectionists. Brilliantly colored with organics dyes and unusual plying…..most from fiber collected from their own or neighboring farms. Yes, truly “Heirloom” yarns!