Sunday, June 15, 2008

Back Home to Mama

Hi Knitters,
Well, I got my sweater back. It is just as I remembered it. My sister told me I had told her I didn't want it back and she could just get rid of it. She hung on to it for some reason and now we are getting a good laugh out of it. In case you missed it, I knitted this sweater around 1985 from a Very Easy, Very Vogue pattern from Vogue Knitting. I had just found an old picture of me wearing it and I was flooded with memories. I really loved this sweater at the time.

You have to admit, it's a lot of bang for your buck. You get the complete look coming and going. The sleeves are super short which I highly doubt was planned. It is good for a petite girl (that's just a nice way to say short) like me.

I had mentioned how I twisted my purl stitches when I first learned to knit. You can see that this entire sweater was completed with twisted purl stitches which isn't a good thing. The fabric looks so funny.

Here is the best part. My sister and I laughed so hard. Shoulder pads! Yes, I had sewn in some matching pink shoulder pads to complete that 80's look. That is too good. I had no recollection of this final blow.

Okay, I found a few cool things. Here, here and here: I am not alone, funnyfunny interview and lovelovelove the buttons.

best, susie