At last I finished Vaasu's pullover!
I hate making pullovers, sweaters, cardigans.....
and more of those
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!'
That's how I actually got this started.
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.
My mind called,
And I was sailing on uncharted oceans......
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!!!
To add an element of that
I put that ever so simple CABLE in the center...
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'
when she saw it
her jaw literally dropped...
She could hardly make head or tail out of it!
That is what gave me a new energy
and the enlightenment
that I was indeed on the right tract.
Then came the bodice.....
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!
One fine day,
I ultimately cast off the stitches of this
And put the little boy inside.....
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."
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!
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
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
THIS IS A MASTERPIECE!"
Hope you enjoyed my story!
In the end,
I would like to extend a warm and sincere acknowledgement to my
without the selfless help of which,
neither would the pullover,nor the tale be possible.