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sue in canada
02-04-2008, 03:41 PM
I don't really know why I have kept this except to remind myself that I can knit large items. This is a sweater I made for my husband about 42 years ago when we lived in England. In those days without central heating, we needed wool sweaters. I have no idea what kind of yarn it was and I certainly wouldn't choose these colors now.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2256/2238466405_85a898d574_m.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2370/2235393586_20c9bbffcf_m.jpg

nonny2t
02-04-2008, 03:50 PM
Wow, you did a great job!

GinnyG
02-04-2008, 04:05 PM
Which just goes to show, anything worth knitting is worth knitting in natural fibrs. 42 years old and look new!!

Nice job!

evona
02-04-2008, 04:08 PM
I like those colors!! :wink: Can't believe that sweater is 42 years old. Wow!!!!

ritaw
02-04-2008, 04:50 PM
That is a wonderful piece of work Sue . If i knitted that , i am sure i would keep it too. It still looks like new :)

knittingymnast
02-04-2008, 05:04 PM
wow! great job! that is AWESOME! :woot:

MerigoldinWA
02-04-2008, 05:24 PM
Can he still wear it? :-) That style never seems old. Very nice work.

The.Knitter
02-04-2008, 06:06 PM
Incredible Sue! It looks like you just knit that yesterday. Does he still wear it? Nice job!!!

sue in canada
02-04-2008, 06:12 PM
Thanks everyone. No he hasn't worn the sweater for years. He probably never did wear it that much one we moved to Canada. He really isn't a sweater wearer anymore.

dustinac
02-05-2008, 11:02 AM
It looks wonderful! I'm so glad you still have it. :yay:

My grandmother knit when my mom was little...now she just crochets but she made my grandfather a sweater that mom remebers...but they have no idea where it's at...I'd love to see it...

coral
02-05-2008, 11:09 AM
Just the inspiration I needed today! I am hoping to finish my first two sweater projects this winter. I started both of them years ago. They are wool like yours.

Yours is really is very well done.

Debkcs
02-05-2008, 01:17 PM
Sue, the colors are great, and if you wait a few more years, they'll 'come back' again.

My DH still wears a bathrobe that I made for him 15 years ago :aww: I need to make him a new one.

MAmaDawn
02-05-2008, 01:30 PM
That looks great! I actually like the colors.... :inlove:

ah
02-10-2008, 02:42 PM
That's one long-lasting sweater!

Mystery_Gyrl
02-10-2008, 06:00 PM
Viva el inspiration. I kinda of like the colors; sorta geek chic, the V-neckline upgrades it from a regular rib or circular neckline.
Katrina

dmknits
02-20-2008, 03:01 PM
Wow...it still looks great. Nice work!

tootie44
02-20-2008, 04:01 PM
I think the colors are very nice! Very pretty.

Jaxhil
02-21-2008, 11:41 AM
LOL-well, I like it!! Beautifully done, and its cool that you still have it! I wish I kept the first things I knit (only a few years ago). If only to see that I've improved :teehee: