Thursday, July 13, 2006

Something Old...


Since I didn't get to SnB on Wed this week, I was feeling a little "deprived" of things to post. Lo and behold, I've had this sweater hanging in the doorway to my "computer room" for quite a while now, so I thought I'd share it. It's my own design, done in chunky lavender yarn umpteen years ago--the lavender is the tipoff, since that's D2's* color. But it was worn a lot by D5*, too, who really really loved it. It's now getting ready to go to Colorado to live with the darling granddaughters--I've been putting off sending it, since there are 2 of them and only one sweater. My innate sense of fair play says there should be 2 sweaters, and I know I have more in the closet-cave. Anyway, those are x-o cables and a kind of interlaced cable--it's not the greatest picture, but I love how the center cable unravels to edge the ribbing on the V neck. Damn, I used to do good work!
* Much as I hate referring to my children by numbers, it's occurred to me that it's much easier (and probably internet-safer) to do so. Therefore D2 will refer to my second daughter, D5 to my youngest, etc. They do have names, rather nice ones I think, and I'll probably toss them around a bit too, but for the most part I think I'll stick with the numbers. My second son usually refers to himself as "#2" and his brother was The Big A. Yes, the two boys were the oldest, followed by the five daughters. Now all but one of them are married and the four oldest all moved away from "here." 'Nuff history for you? I thought so.
Hey, at least there was something fibery here today! Considering the heat and my general degree of wilt, that's a major victory!

5 comments:

mary said...

Beautiful sweater! Are you planning to eventually making another one for the granddaughters, so they won't have to share?

Joan said...

Gorgeous sweater, you are so talented. And here I am struggling with my Irish Hiking Scarf LOL. I don't think I'll ever be as good as you in my lifetime. LOL We missed you alot last Wednesday.

junieann said...

Love the sweater Marie. You know how I love lavender. You are so talented and fast! Sorry it is so darned hot down your way. I hate the heat. I just wilt too. Hey, those children are so lucky to have you.

I think it is good that the girls can share the sweater. They probably share and trade clothes anyway. Makes life fun.

Brigitte said...

Wow, that is a beautiful sweater, you should be making another one and one for yourself as well! I love cables as much as I love Arans!

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog - you know, I had a peek at your earlier entries and your Simon looks a lot like my Baby Mae! Just as sweet, I'm sure...

jennsquared said...

Hi Marie,

I'm a new reader of your blog - i got it through a posting you did at SnB New Haven. I hope when you move back "home" you would consider to come to one of our night meetings so I can meet you! Your sweater is gorgeous and I would love to learn how to do that!

Jenn