Today was frigid. I pulled out an old sweater to wear--the first one I ever knit. I made it in the summer of 1990 between my freshman and sophomore year in college.
Wearing it has filled me with memories of my grandmother, the Knitter who passed her genes down to me. I lived with her and took care of her that summer while she was ill. That was the year she taught me how to go from seed stitch scarves to drop-stitch horizontally-striped sweaters.
Son snapped this picture while I was making peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches for lunch.
I spent forEVER trying to depill the old sweater. Anybody have any advice? Do you just sit there and pull the things off? Use a razor? And how do you use a sweater stone effectively?
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I knit two rows of Swallowtail without tinking anything! Oh Happy Day!
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Finally, I would like to introduce my Amazon bookstore:
The Raven Reads!
I've listed some of my favorite knitting books with brief reviews.