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G J
07-14-2007, 06:09 PM
I finished this sweater for my mom with the help of my neice (age 13) who knit the collar, my sister, who frequently answers my knitting questions over the phone, and many of YOU here on KH! Thanks to all of you who helped me with sizing issues! As you can see, it looks great on my mom.:heart:

Here's my mom in the FO standing on their deck in Gig Harbor, WA.

This second picture is (from left) me, my mom, my sister Julie (who gave me lots of phone help) in the background and my neice, Johanna, who knit the collar.

Jan in CA
07-14-2007, 06:26 PM
You did a great job! It looks awesome!

LeslieRR
07-14-2007, 08:27 PM
I love it, it looks great! And such a nice family project!

hunterjenn
07-14-2007, 09:22 PM
That's really cute!

aprilbetty
07-14-2007, 09:30 PM
Beautiful work. You are an expert!

cam90066
07-14-2007, 10:41 PM
Perfection!!! :)

cam

auburnchick
07-15-2007, 12:55 AM
The sweater looks great on your mom! I think it's wonderful that you have other knitters in your family. It must really be fun to show off your projects to one another!

slightly addicted to yarn
07-15-2007, 01:55 AM
That looks so professional - how lovely to have a family with other knitters to collaborate with! Your mum looks pretty happy with it too!:cheering:

Foxyie
07-15-2007, 05:04 AM
that is a great sweater!

nonny2t
07-15-2007, 08:04 AM
It looks terrific! I love the pattern and the color and it looks great on your mom!

soobeeoz
07-15-2007, 08:43 AM
What a great looking sweater! It fits your mum perfectly, and the colour really suits her. Well done!
:cheering:

losnana
07-15-2007, 10:22 AM
Beautiful. What is the pattern? You have a great looking family, too.

mwedzi
07-15-2007, 12:14 PM
So cool, I love the sailor themed knits, I see the navy and white everywhere and love it. It's so cool that it was a joint knitting effort. Very nice.

G J
07-15-2007, 12:27 PM
The sweater looks great on your mom! I think it's wonderful that you have other knitters in your family. It must really be fun to show off your projects to one another!

We do have fun knitting together when we can. Unfortuately, they're in Washington state and I live in Texas. I thought I'd share my Knitting with Kneices picture. This is Rachel, me and Johanna knitting together.

redmom37
07-15-2007, 12:43 PM
that looks very!! nice. you did a great job!.

G J
07-15-2007, 01:57 PM
Beautiful. What is the pattern? You have a great looking family, too.

The pattern is a vinage pattern that (believe it or not!) my grandmother made for me and my sisters when we were little. It was printed in all sizes, but believe me, the sizing is VERY different from current sizing. My mom's ended up being a size 18, although she generally wears a size 8!

Slim
07-16-2007, 04:13 PM
Your mom looks very happy and proud! It's a beautiful sweater and a perfect fit! Lovely family, too.

G J
07-18-2007, 05:59 PM
Oh! I left off one other family member who contributed! My Aunt Geri is the one who had the pattern from my Grandmother and she also spent part of the afternoon of the 4th of July sewing on the collar. She does a really neat stitch that makes the collar seam roll really nicely. Thanks, Aunt!:heart::hug::heart:

Jen17
07-18-2007, 10:33 PM
wow! That is a beautiful sweater and your mom looks great in it!
Also, I love how you postioned her with the water in the background, very fitting! I take pictures (I used to work as a photographer) of all my finished products, so I picked up on your great photo!
Jen

syndactylus
07-18-2007, 10:41 PM
It's fabulous!
I want it.

G J
07-18-2007, 11:03 PM
wow! That is a beautiful sweater and your mom looks great in it!
Also, I love how you postioned her with the water in the background, very fitting! I take pictures (I used to work as a photographer) of all my finished products, so I picked up on your great photo!
Jen
Thank you! I didn't really put it together when she asked if I'd make the sweater for her (well, I offered when she hinted that she wanted it) that she was living on the harbor now and wanted a sailor motif. :doh: I agree--she looks great and the setting is lovely. I guess what they say about real estate is the same with photography....location, location, location!