When Teresa at One Good Thing published a post about knitting, I told her I had made a sweater for my daughter for Christmas, and she requested that I post a photo. I finally got around to taking one, and here it is! I made a lot of sweaters back in the day (oh about 25 years ago), but I hadn’t done one in a long time, so I was a bit apprehensive. My daughter wanted a lobster, blue on red, and gave me one of her sweaters for fit. Even though I made a sample swatch for size, it’s definitely shorter than her sample sweater, but she seems to like it anyway–at least she’s worn it. The neck was what I was most concerned about–a crew neck would have been much easier for me–but it turned out OK too.
Then for her birthday, she saw this Star Wars fabric and requested pillow cases. The fabric was sold out from the original source, but I managed to locate some more. Again…I used to sew, but it’s been so long I had to look up how to thread the machine. On the other hand, pillowcases–the only dilemma was how to construct it: fold at the top, or on the sides. We have pillowcases made both ways. I chose fold at the top, and used an existing pillowcase as a pattern. And actually sewing (a seam anyway–I would not attempt a zipper at this point in time) is like riding a bicycle, it comes back.
My daughter has seen the new Star Wars movie at least 5 times that I know of (once with me). But here’s what I really like: she just assumed I could make these things. And so I did. There’s a little lesson here I think…