A Sweater For Mom

Winter is for cuddling up with hot tea (or coffee), a great book, or some fun knitting – it’s for hibernating. This winter particularly, as most of the world has had a go of it with the cold weather. But somehow it’s also always very busy. Lots of things to do and lots of projects to work on. Sometimes to the exclusion of keeping up with other things (like posting).

Mom's Sweater - yes, it's done!
Mom’s Sweater – yes, it’s done!

One of the things I neglected to post an update on was the saga of Mom’s Sweater. Since I have been asked, I thought I’d better put up a post to share the challenging and circuitous path of a (finally) successful venture. Hallelujah!

Raglan (mock) seams in the top down sweater
Raglan (mock) seams in the top down sweater look so much nicer than my attempts to sew them in were.

For those who have been following along, I posted last April that I was attempting a sweater for my Mom, a new pattern, a new technique. About a week later I posted that I was ripping it out and reviewed my favorite pattern book for top-down sweaters that would be the new pattern I followed. I actually put it in time-out for a bit and posted last in October about it’s progress and some more ripping (my fault this time).

It actually wraps like it should!
It actually wraps like it should!

I finally made it a priority and finished it for her birthday in early January of this year. It looked fabulous after being washed and blocked and fit me beautifully (we are very close to the same size). So, I was confident that it would work this time. I sent it off with a silent plea to the Lord of the Cosmic Jest and waited for her to try it on.

The glass button, no longer needed, was converted to a pin.
The glass button, no longer needed, was converted to a pin.

Success! She says it fits and she loves it. I’d like to show you a picture of her wearing it but she’s on the other coast from me. I must find ย an elf who can snap a shot.

The yarn is Kathmandu Aranย (sadly, discontinued) in a lovely tweedy beige and it is wonderful. I loved working with it, over and over again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Deb H

Art-scale Your Wearables
one button at a time…
A Sweater For Mom

2 thoughts on “A Sweater For Mom

  1. LindaK says:

    Deb The sweater is beautiful and the pin is absolutly perfect. Did you make matching buttons? I’m glad to see the finished product.


  2. Thanks Linda!
    The pin is a 1″ glass button that I swapped the shank for a pin-back on. Since a belted wrap-around doesn’t really need a button, I had to get one in there somehow ๐Ÿ˜‰


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