Saturday, December 19, 2009

The amazing tale of .....The Seamless Raglan Pullover


At last I finished Vaasu's pullover!
I hate making pullovers, sweaters, cardigans.....
and more of those
REGULAR stuff
you expect knitters to be knitting!
But everytime I'd make something my mom would go....
'Why don't you make something for your baby,
You keep wasting your time
 in making all that nobody is ever going to wear!'
WELL,
That's how I actually got this started.
BUT THEN,
It had to be something I'd not tried before.....
and interesting enough to hold my
wandering mind on one big project for long.
So went hunting.....
and got to know about seamless pullovers.
"That's it!"
My mind called,
And I was sailing on uncharted oceans......
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It's a top down knit starting from the neck,
I couldn't make out how much to cast on!
Then as a lightning flash,
I knew that anything that crossed the test of slipping over
 the head of my big headed boy would do!
And any flawed numbers would hide in the ribbing!!!

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To add an element of that

SPECIAL
personal touch
I put that ever so simple CABLE in the center...
And Then....
went round and round
Till I was going nuts!!!
I excitedly called my mom and told her
That your daughter has at last done the 'right thing'
But
when she saw it
her jaw literally dropped...
She could hardly make head or tail out of it!
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That is what gave me a new energy

 and the enlightenment
that I was indeed on the right tract.
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Then came the bodice.....
So large,
 it could hide almost every secret Vaasu could want to hide!

Followed by the sleeves....
He could be wearing this thing well past his childhood!

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Then,
One fine day,
I ultimately cast off the stitches of this
Herculean task,
And put the little boy inside.....


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I was overjoyed to hear my boy say..
"Mummy, I want to wear it to school
and  tell my teacher that you made it for me."
Still sceptical,
I asked him again.....
"Do you like it ,son?"
And he answered
"Yes, this is good."

Oh, can you ever imagine the immense sense of
joy and fullfillment I had!
STILL
but one litmus test remained.....
Would my mother approve of it?
When she saw it...
Her jaw dropped again...
And when I told her that it was
absolutely seamless,
with no stitching to mar the beauty of the pullover,
She pulled me and Vaasu up to her bosom and hugged us...
whispering in my ear...
"I knew it...
You could do it,
You just had to believe in your inner strength
and ability...
THIS IS A MASTERPIECE!"





 Hope you enjoyed my story!
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In the end,
I would like to extend a warm and sincere acknowledgement to  my
CIRCULAR NEEDLES
without the selfless help of which,
neither would the pullover,nor the tale be possible.



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4 comments:

Gina said...

That really is a very nice sweater. It will be sad when he outgrows it!

sewmuchfun4 said...

What a great story and what a HANDSOME little hero sporting his miracle pullover! You did a VERY fine job!!!

:) Ann

❦TattingChic said...

Oh, that is so sweet that he likes it and wants to tell his teacher that you made it for him! That is really special! He looks very nice in it! You did a fabulous job!

Awww...my word verification says "tender" and isn't it, though? LOL! ;)

Nancy in Dallas said...

How precious! Handsome little guy wearing a wonderful sweater!

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