Used Goods

What is it that's so pleasing about handing down a beloved article of clothing? There's so much satisfaction about finding new life in something that otherwise might spend eternity pressed up against a moth-ball.

I spent years knitting sweater after sweater for Jake and I never expected, or even really hoped, to have another child of my own to hand them down to.

Still, most of them I kept.

Now that he's eleven, this Mama finds tremendous pleasure in seeing his old sweaters on his two year old brother.

I've said it here before but it bears repeating. Ann Budd's Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns may as well be the only knitting pattern book in my library. It, coupled with a good stitch dictionary, is all I ever use for knitting sweaters. This one is a basic raglan, knit in the round from the bottom up. I knit in random stripes of three or four different colors - one of which is variegated. The yarn is Supermerino from Artyarns and has worn and washed very well.

Thank you for all of your interest in the Moments project. The description and list of participants can be found here. It's been wonderful to meet so many new people and to feel so supported in my efforts to showcase all the different moments that make up a life.

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