Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Yellow Sweater

The legend has it that this sweater took nearly 30 years to complete.  The design is fancy and intricate and the acrylic yarn was hard to come by, but it was the ribbon detailing that really took the last 29 years or so.  But at last my mother finished it at Thanksgiving and my daughter will now been seen in a sweater meant for the previous generation of Finger girls.  We have some ideas of putting her in a green outfit underneath and making her look like a flower.  The first fitting did not go so well, but she has since been able to wear it without crying.

1 comment:

  1. My aunt sent me an email that I thought was funny:
    "I read what you wrote about the yellow sweater set. This is what you don't

    The good news is that it does seem softer. The bad news is that only one of
    the three ribbons (29 years in the making), was actually sewed on. So the
    other two came off when I washed it. I will have to put the ribbons back on
    and sew in place!

    No good deed ever goes unpunished."