Remember this sweater my grandmother gave me back in May? After knitting for some 70 years, she retired her needles and gave me her stash. Within the bags and bags of yarn and the such, I found a sweater in pieces, nearly complete. I’m not sure why she never finished it, but she remembered she started it in 1980. She also mentioned that she’d love to finish it “one day.”

Ha ha I finished you

I put it on my list of Christmas projects and what do you know, but I actually finished this sucker! In all fairness (or as they are now saying on NPR in every other story — “In full disclosure…”), my mom helped me quite a bit. I couldn’t figure out how to cast on for the turtle neck and join the front and back sections of the sweater. She got it started, and I finished it.

grammie sweater done

Granted, one shoulder is totally wonky, but it works. I’m giving it to her tomorrow and I’ll be sure to take photos. I am not sure why I am so proud of this project, but I really cannot wait to give it to her. Isn’t it ugly? And the yarn? Acrylic and totally scratchy. Regardless, I know I’m going to make my British knitting grannie happy. And itchy.