Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Please turn your head sideways.....this is not perfect blog



Forgive me. I've been a little stressed lately. I have a big Workshop to help lead tomorrow, at work. I have that nervous feeling in my stomach . SO,
it is just beyond me right now to right the image for you. Please, do no hurt yourself when you adjust your head or laptop or desktop????? so that you can see the heirloom sweater.

My Great Aunt, on my HUNGARIAN side, was a knitter. She knit this white turtleneck for my father years ago. He gave to my sister. (who does NOT knit). Let's not go there. She wore it to go ice skating with Al at Millenium Park last Saturday when it was warm outside. It is not my sister's fault that she is the favorite. I have long ago come to appreciate that not being the favorite has tremendous benefits during a lifetime. (feel free to comment if you know what I mean!)

Anyhow. It is all wool. I found her finishing to be good, pretty darn good. (not as good as AL's) The stitches are darn even. This woman never had a shakey hand in her life. She had a dark little bungaloo on Topp in Chicago that we visited as kids. My mother never visited her, I recall. This was something we did with our father. He laughed at how blunt and harsh she always was with us. Her Hungarian English accent was difficult for me to understand. Her parrots, however, clearly said things like "Damn it!" and "Shut UP!" and that made us giggle.

Doesn't my sister Deb, (not the veterinarian who got the raglan sweater and the sister vest that tormented me) looks great in it don't you think?

8 comments:

Jenni said...

Very pretty sweater. I like that its very plain and classy! It looks good on you too!

askatknits said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Your sister Deb could be my sister Sue's identical twin....

I am so totally serious!!

Wow.

Even sideways!

Jennifer said...

Great sweater. I feel like I'm in the Fun House at the amusement park. Good luck with the presentation today. You'll do great.

Karen said...

OY! that gave me a crick in my neck. It looks very comfortable and cozy.

blog-blethers said...

Good luck with the presentation ... am sure it'll go really well, despite the little sprinkling of nerves (adds to the performance IMHO). And absolutely LOVE your head lamp for knitting - far more creative use than originally intended for the item:)

Birdsong said...

I wasn't the favorite either, but it turned out I was the most dependable... sometimes life's just not fair! Great sweater, though.

~Kristie said...

I always used to panic before a presentation, so I completely understand what you're going through. One thing I do know, it never went as bad as I thought it was going to. Even my worst one, was actually pretty good.

I turned my head to the side, but then everything was upside down. I guess I'm to turn my head to the left? Thanks for sharing. I have no handknitting from previous generations, so it's fun to see them.

Katherine said...

Gorgeous sweater!! I hope your presentation goes well. The bit of nerves will make you sharper!

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