Sunday, April 3, 2016

Mending

In 2009 I knit my mother an Adult Surprise Jumper out of predominantly orange Noro. She loved it, or should I say she loves it.



Now, my mother is short - even compared to me - and this is a very heavy 7
year old garter stitch jumper, so it is all stretched out and gets longer every year. Twice I have tried to make her something (I think) is nicer - once in blue Wollmeise and once in Noro. Each time she seems happy, but keeps on wearing the old one. 

She came to me last week and pointed out that the buttonholes are starting to dissolve.   I've fixed them as best I could with crotchet, but I think it really shows how worn out this jumper is. I guess I would call this knitting project a success, since my mother has worn it until it is literally falling apart. I'm still going to keep trying to knit her something she can love this much.

I'm thinking maybe an Agata cardigan might be good. Otherwise any suggestions for cardigans that do up, hit below the hips and would look good in bright or self stripping yarn are appreciated.

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