Finished Projects!

 It was blistering hot today. I stayed inside to finish some knitting projects.  These are for the new grandchild due at the end of August.  The blanket is two yarns held together with purl ridges on top of stockinette, sort of like caterpillars crawling all around. The sweater is cotton and has snaps underneath the bear buttons.

My husband wears my hand-knit vests under suits. This is marino wool with a twisted cable on each side of a  basic six stitch cable in the center. It’s purple; for his alma mater.  This is the 12th vest I’ve made him in 29 years of marriage; and he’s still wearing them all!

This Noro bulky is for a short poncho for my friend Kathy. It’s done in the round, beginning on #15 needles, then #13, then #11, then #9. It should go fast!


About cyclingrandma

I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. ( I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine's website, (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and have just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and six grandchildren. I'm an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga.
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5 Responses to Finished Projects!

  1. Barbara W. Klein says:

    Great! Your second favorite critic and fan!


  2. Leah says:

    Wow, those are great! I wish I knit.


  3. Naomi says:

    Please send me the vest pattern so I can make one for my hub too!


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