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10 Sweaters
Created By: Katie Mather

I learned to sew in 4-H when I was seven. Shortly thereafter I picked up knitting from watching my girlfriend's older sister knit. Then on a summer vacation, I watched my mother crochet an afgan. Over the many years, I've been always creating something, mostly sewing. My knitting or crocheting urge goes in streaks.

When my children were in grade school, we moved to the Buffalo, NY area where my husband pastored a church. At the end of one summer, looking ahead to a cold, snowy winter, I thought it would be great to craft a fisherman's knit sweater. So I gathered the supplies and took them to our regional conference for the denomination. Sitting in the many business meetings, knitting helped me to pleasantly pass the time. It was also a great conversational starter without my having to say a word as people would comment on what they were seeing take shape.

By the end of the conference, my sweater was halfway finished. A few more nights in front of the TV, and it was completed. But my hands could tell that I was not through. By the time Christmas came around I had conpleted ten sweaters! Granted some of my children were little and their sweaters didn't take much time at all. but I had made two for two of my four kids, one each for the other two, two for myself and a cardigan each for my mother and grandmother as gifts.

Eventually my oldest took my fisherman's knit sweater to college in Minneapolis and I haven't seen it since. The kids outgrew their sweaters and they probably ended up in the yearly rummage sale, passed on to keep other little ones warm.

A few years later, our family was invited to dinner by a newcomer to our church. How surprised we all were when she opened the door and stood there greeting us in my other sweater! My youngest whispered to me, "Mommy, she's wearing your sweater!" As soon as I saw her, I recalled selling her the sweater at the last rummage sale. How special to see the next person enjoying that sweater.

Right now I'm sewing a wedding dress, 5 bridesmaids dresses, 6 flower girl dresses and 4 tops for the little boys for my youngest daughter's wedding but I have a couple of bins of yarn that are calling my name. I have 11 grandchildren that I think need hoodies this winter!

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