Jo, a 91 year young angel on earth, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Jo was the devoted cook for our church where she served many priests and several bishops. Jo had a smile for everyone! Her positive energy inspired many as did her kind, considerate and helpful ways. Jo was devoted to daily mass and saying the rosary. If you asked her how long it took her to drive from door to door to her son, Jackie, in Virginia, she'd reply, "As long as it takes to say the rosary five times!" Jo was a very active, wonderful woman who will be greatly missed by me and so many, many others.
This sweater is made of cotton because I want it to be used as a summer throw on over anything type of sweater. Throw over a bathing suit if you must! It is very lightweight, does not have buttons, it has three-quarter length bell sleeves and feels more shawl-like than sweater. I did a test wash, washing it in cold water, on gentle and drying it in the dryer on low heat. It came out great!
It is a gift for someone special, although it fits me perfectly and my mother really likes it on me. I will give away soon. Once it has been gifted I will take pictures of it on it's rightful owner. I hope she likes it!
We have been having a lot of snowy days here in the Northeast. Yesterday was a day of icy/cold snowy weather, perfect for a knitter! So, I knit up this pretty scalloped neck warmer for my neighbor. She is leaving tomorrow morning for a ski vacation in Vermont and I thought she might like a new wool scarf to keep her neck warm. Of course, actually modeling the scarf would do more justice to the project, but I am as impatient as always to post my completed project.
The pattern has a knitted slot on both sides of the scarf to keep it tucked inside your coat; and since there is no real right or wrong side to this knit piece having a slot on both ends makes it easy to wear.