As a birthday present for my Mum, I have knitted her a jumper (Happy 91 Birthday for Sunday Mum!). Mum has quite severe Osteoporosis and therefore a very bent back. Clothes does not sit well on here, much to her annoyance. I have asked many a time why she doesn’t knit something that fits her, but have been told that that is not possible.
Well, I wanted to prove her wrong, so a few weeks ago I started a jumper for her. I had finished the sleeves and most of the body when I arrived here, just had the back above the armhole to complete as I needed to try it on her to see exactly what I needed to knit.
Yesterday morning, before going shopping, I finished the jumper off by sewing in the sleeves. I think I can honestly say, that is is the first time I have ever knitted anything for my Mum, she has always been the one knitting for me and mine.
Here is Mum in her new jumper, which fits!
All in all I am very pleased with this. It is knitted in Sirdar’s Nomad in shade Elk and I used less than 4 balls! so the whole garment weighs less than 200g! It is not the easiest yarn to knit with, but I think the result justifies it.
What do you think?
PS Mum still knits, mainly blanket squares for ‘Mother Theresa’, but also garments for herself!