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The Blue Sweater
Created By: Joy Kramer

I have been a knitter for a very,very long time. I was taught by my Mom who is no longer with me but I think of her often when I see complicated patterns - she loved them.



My story begins when I decided to knit a long sleeve sweater for my nephew Mitch who at that time was about 10 years old. I picked out a beautiful soft yarn and a bright blue color and intended to give this sweater to him for his birthday.



Everything was going along fine - I put the sweater together, blocked it and put it in a box and wrapped it up. I then went to my sister-in-laws house and presented this present to Mitch and he opened it up and everyone ooed and ahhed at such a beautiful hand made sweater. (no one knitted in the family except for me).



Mitch went to try it on and as he put it on I looked at one of the sleeves and it is at least 6" longer than the other sleeve and is completely covering his fingers. He looks at his Mom, with a questioning look, eyes wide open and I turned red and thought I'd die of embarressment.



Needless to say, I took the sweater home and tried to fix it by removing the sleeve but did such a poor job of ripping it that the sweater ended up in the trash. I was probably so upset that this could possible happen to me that I did not take enough time to work the stitches out slowly.



What this did teach me is that after that I never made a sweater without knitting the two sleeves together. My family and I can laugh about it now and so can Mitch, he's past 40 years old but that was one day I will never forget.


 
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