So my Aunt Charlene saw my previous post about the Granted-type sweater I found at the Flea Market for $30. It looks like this:
And it reminded her of the sweaters my Grandma knit (first photo, above)for her and my Uncle Steve, way back in the very early 70s, when Grandma was still working at Boeing and before my cousin Marci or I were born. My aunt sent me an email a couple days ago and asked if I would want them, when we met at my Grandma's today for lunch, since she had had them in storage for many many years. YES! YES! I want them!
August LOVES the sweater that fits him. He says he feels like he should be wearing it on a college campus! Can't you tell he thinks he looks good! He does look good!
My Grandma knit them in wool and she even lined them! They zip up and they don't have pockets but that's OK.
August is showing you the lining here.
So the other sweater fits me great but Gus is not thrilled that we have "matching" sweaters. I told him that I wont wear mine when he wears his, but otherwise it's fair game! Some day Jasper will fit into mine and then they can be matchy matchy brothers!
We LOVE our new - old sweaters! Thanks Aunt Charlene and Uncle Steve! Thank you Grandma for being a knitter back in the day! I so adore having these family treasures and I love to use them!
Merry Yule and Blessed Solstice everyone!