My hubby's grandma was a very passionate knitter. She used to use each free minute to knit or to mend the knits (usually socks). She was also the one who re-inspired me to knit again almost 10 years back. Around 3 years ago Oma stopped knitting due to arthritis and then dementia. I've been thinking for a while to write some blog entries on her knits that still keep her family and the memories of Oma warm.
First up is this Irish cardigan/ jacket. It was knit sometime in 1967/1968!!! My MIL went on a trip to Ireland then and fell in love with cabled cardis. She bought some wool + buttons in Ireland, brought them home and Oma knit her a cardi based on a sample.
Amazing, this cardi survived all these years!!! I easily see this passing on to the next generation.
OK, it is a bit too big and maybe not that flattering on me, but I love it. I had it on just the other evening when it got too cold outside. It is sooo warm and cuddly.And all the cabling?! Awesome. I really want to copy this and make one as well.