Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Day 11 - A Sweater

My Mom knitted a sweater for me (my part was finding buttons to match and sewing them on).

The pattern is Lady Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee (there is also a free child's version - Sunnyside).

The yarn is Merino wool that I spun about 5 years ago.

This was the starting fibre - half a commercial dyed red and the other half I dyed. I drum carded the fibre to blend the colours.

 All the starting handspun yarn.
I started 3 different projects with this yarn over the years, even finished one (I am surprised the yarn didn't wear out from all the ripping out). The finished piece I made was a large vest that I felt like Fred Flintstone in - you can tell why I took that one apart. I had told my Mom that I was done with the yarn - it just didn't work for me, so she kindly offered to try making something with it. The pattern is one that I bought years ago - my Mom made one, my sister made one, and now I have one!
Thanks Mom! It's perfect.

All the best!♥︎

1 comment:

QuiltGranma said...

As a child Mother knitted most of my sweaters, but never got the knack of making the buttonholes with the knitting needles. She used what she had, Scotch tape to tape over the area where the buttonhole would go and then used her sewing machine to make the buttonholes. Then the tape would be removed... early stabilizer!

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