Sunday, August 12, 2007

SWEATERS DONE -- with hours to spare

WHEW, they are done and I still have a little less than 24 hours left before we leave. YIPPEE!
Not the most charming of photographs; they would be much better with the recipients in them!
But for what's is worth, here they are.

The Aran that I have been working on for MONTHS:

The cardigan:

and the hoodie:

I even lined the pockets with some "stash" fabric to make them a bit more "user friendly".

So if there are a few nippy mornings while waiting for the school bus (or for the little one, a trip out with Mom), there will be a sweater to keep a few of my precious grandchildren cozy.

Nicolas got his in January, on time for his birthday. And I'll work on Joseph's for his October birthday when I get home. Oh, and I guess I'll have to be starting on jammies about then too. And then of course next year it will be the other 5--oops, now 6--other grandchildren's turn for sweaters.

And, of course, my friendship star quilting will be waiting for some hand quilting when I get home, too. I guess I'll have plenty during the cooler winter months.

So I'm signing off for a while. There won't be any quilting or knitting messages from me for a while. Jim and Shirley, the house-sitters, don't knit or quilt so this site will be pretty quiet until I get home.

May you all have blessed days while I am gone, and I will look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mary Lynn! You did it. Praise God. Those sweaters are stunningly beautiful ... the only improvement will be when they're filled with your grandchildren. Have a wonderful trip to Greece! You're a knitting inspiration. We'll miss you and your postings.


Mary said...

Those are just beautiful! I'm in awe.

Knitserland said...

Fantastic job and such beautiful knitted garments to gift to your grandchildren!

Have a fabulous time away. You are going to Greece? We hope to get there next year.

Be sure Anna Maria posts pics of the kids in these sweaters.

thewoodenspool said...

These are so lovely! You are amazing, and your grandkids will look so gorgeous in them! Have a safe and lovely trip! 'Til next time, Laurie~ (a blogging buddy of Anna Maria's)

Anonymous said...

The sweaters are gorgeous! They look like they took a lot of TLC work. You're an inspiration.

Hope you're having a great time in Greece.