Why do I say Whew? Because she has asked me for ages to knit one of these for her and I have delayed, delayed and delayed some more.
I did knit a pullover similar to this when I was in college, but when I was in my 20's and stupid, I accidentally felted it. No need to take this to the dry cleaner's, thought I. I can wash this on a gentle cycle in the washer.
|The sweater I made. It is VERY small.|
The sweater was clean, but much, much smaller after the wash. In my defense, I had never heard of felting and it was only the second sweater I had ever knit. Some of my granddaughters could possibly wear it, but it is VERY dense and VERY warm. They live in Texas....
I can make a pillow from it and someone suggested using the arms as wine cozies (NO! NO! NO!) but I haven't worked up the courage to cut it up.
So I am happy that I don't have to knit another one and I'm sure my daughter prefers the authentic Irish-knit sweater that she has bought. I know I do.