Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Generations of knitters



I did not have time to knit my Hungarian Uncle a scarf for Christmas. Al knew this. On Christmas Eve morning AL, said she wanted to knit him the scarf. By Chirstmas afternoon when he arrived, it was finished. Leftover encore from the reindeer sweater. She knit it length wise.

Uncle was nearly tearful when he opened it. He said no one had knit him anything, since his Mother had years ago. He's wearing it as he headed home after Christmas dinner. Supposedly his sister, Rita, knit a sweater that never was worn. She was very talented and artistic. Uncle says she entered it in a contest or something and it was traveling around the US. Uncle embellishes a bit...but it is fun to know my Aunt was such a good knitter!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

i love the scarf pattern. what is the pattern. the only one i have seen knit in this direction had a huge cast on. i would love to make one.

Emily said...

That's great! And I can't believe she made it so quickly - the reindeer sweater looks great too!

Anne said...

I love it! And the look on his face is priceless. Every knitter should be so lucky in her/his knitwear recipients.

Jennifer said...

Oh that's a great story. It left a tear in my eye. Go going Al! He looks so happy.

Karen said...

What a sweet story. May he wear it in good health!!

Pat K said...

Lovely Christmas story. Good for you, Al!

Bernadette said...

Wonderful story! Kudos to Al for her speed and creativity! :)

Jolynn said...

How sweet!!

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