Friday, February 12, 2010

Welcome to Pink Saturday. Our lovely hostess is Bev from "How Sweet the Sound". Bev is under the weather this week with gall bladder issues so we send out our best wishes that she is back to normal soon.

The Sweater

About 30 years ago when my daughter was little my Aunt Bev made a sweater for her granddaughter, my cousin Carolyn's daughter. How I loved that sweater. Hers was blue but I always envisioned it in pink. I searched for that pattern for over 30 years. Then one day I found a site on the internet called "knit list". Within two days someone came up with the very Mary Maxim vintage pattern I had been searching for all those years. I took one look at the pattern and panicked. I tried to plead with my aunt to make it one more time but she very wisely told me to at least try it myself. This sweater and I have had many unpleasant conversations with many colorful but unreprintable words. When it was done I felt the most unbelievable sense of pride and accomplishment. Now I have an heirloom for my granddaughter that I made by myself. I will NEVER make this sweater again. My Aunt Bev is a very wise woman and I still love this sweater. And I was right, it is much prettier in pink.

Happy Valentine's Day fellow Pinkies, and Bev get well real soon!


Beansieleigh said...

Well, Joyce, I guess we can understand, from what you say, why your aunt didn't want to make it again! But oh but does your own effort look worth it! Absolutely! What a beautiful little sweater! LOVE it! Happy Pink Saturday, and have a very Happy Valentine's Day! ~tina

KarenHarveyCox said...

You had me laughing out loud for five minutes. You are so funny Joyce. Meanwhile the sweater is beautiful, and I love that little model. Is that her in the high chair too? I think that Katelyn should be in commercials, the expressions on her face crack me up. By the way your new avitar is gorgeous. I love her hair!

Monday sounds good. I will call you tomorrow and we can plan something.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Joyce dear!

I see you know the lovely Karen Harvey Cox...she is a pal! I lived in Mass. about 13 years ago. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment about us! We are very fortunate to have laughter in our lives, even in tough times. We are still getting our noses into everything, so I guess that keeps us young! I WISH YOU THE BEST ON VALENTINES DAY AND ALWAYS ! And that little Miss in the gorgeous pink sweater is just a sweetie!

Bisous, Anita

♥Mimi♥ said...

So sorry that I missed you yesterday. It seemed like the day just ran away from me! But, with this being ♥Valentine's Day♥ what better time for me to stop by to see your Pink Saturday goodies.

It's been a long and dark winter up here near Canada so filling myself up with pink is my way on the weekend of chasing away the blues - not that blue isn't a nice color, too☺

I ♥ coming here. All the pink and all the girlie stuff just floods my brain and makes me want to do a happy dance right where I sit!

Thanks so much for sharing. After all, isn't sharing one of life's greatest pleasures?

♫Happy Valentine's Day♫

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very cute!!