Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jumper love

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Jumper knitted by my mum 20 years ago
Jumper knitted by my mum 20 years ago
Jumper knitted by my mum 20 years ago...I love the colour and the details
Jumper knitted by my mum
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The growing project
two left two right

My mum used to work in a wool shop back in the days and knitted many of the jumpers my brother and I wore when we were little. She also knitted jumpers on commission for people who couldn't knit and in the late evenings when she had some time left she was working on a few cardigans and jumpers for herself. She kept all of them in a closet up in the attic and last weekend when I have been at home I was looking through this closet and found those two jumpers she made when she was my age or even younger...I couldn't believe how great they are, the colours, the patterns, their condition - thinking that they are already 20 years old...I was wondering how long it must have taken her to knit them and also how great it is to make something like this which lasts so long.
She asked me if I would like to have them and I took them up with me to Hamburg and really love to wear them especially as it is so cold and snowy outside. I think it is great to get things passed on. It has such a great worth to me and I am proud when people ask me were I got them from and I can say my mom made them...

In the meanwhile I am still sitting here on my little scarf knitting project which is not really comparable with the things my mum knitted to this time..but I try and maybe one day I can pass it on too which I can imagine must be a nice feeling too...

14 comments :

Trixi said...

Wow, besonders der Blaue ist wirklich ein Traum :)

Ich glaube, es ist nicht schlimm, dass du kein Strickprofi bist ;) Ich finde es überhaupt toll, wenn man anfängt, etwas neues zu lernen und dabei Fortschritte macht!

fräulein talpa said...

Ich finde beide Pullover einfach traumhaft und der gelbe passt außerdem super zu dem gestreiften Shirt darunter! Ich bin fast schon ein bisschen neidisch, dass Du so schöne Pullis hast ;)
Der Schal sieht doch schon sehr gut aus, die Wolle bringt sicherlich bald Farbe in den weiß/grauen Winter.
Wie dick sind denn die Nadeln, die Du verwendest?
Einen schönen Nachmittag noch :)

matmi said...

boah die sind sehr schön! tolle muster, tolle farben. bin auch neidisch!

joanita said...

for sure ;)

chrrristine said...

wunderschoen, alle beide! das aehrendetail am gelben pulli mag ich besonders gern.
ich arbeite mich auch gerade mal wieder unglaublich langsam durch einen schal. meine mutter musste letztes jahr laut lachen als sie mir das stricken wieder beigebracht hat, bei ihr ging es trotz etwa 10jaehriger strickpause gleich wieder blitzschnell. ich geb nicht auf, hoffe nur dass das ding noch vor dem fruehling fertig wird!

jenna said...

oh my! your mum *is* amazing! they're so very beautiful. lucky you!

melski said...

i agree! they're gorgeous! i love the bit of stripey sleeve peeping out :)

lea said...

they are absolutely beautiful! your mother is a very talented knitter! i agree with you on the passing on part - feels great to wear something made by loved ones.

Sathya said...

ah they are all so beautiful! the blue one makes me think of a nice and cold winter in Norway..

up and down town said...

that is very amazing. such talent! and patience!!
total treasure finds. the best kind.

schorlemädchen said...

@Trixi: Du hast ja recht..und auf die paar Reihen, dich schon habe bin ich auch schon sehr stolz : )
@Fräulein Tulpa: vielen Dank...die Farbe der Wolle finde ich auch ganz toll..Das sind 4er Stricknadeln..aber 3.5er tun es auch..
@matmi: : ) danke dir
@joanita: Thanks
@Christine: Das Ährenmuster hat mich auch total fasziniert..so macht mal wohl ansonsten die Knopflöcher ; )und das mit dem schnell-stricken hab ich auch schon bei meiner Oma und Mutter beobachtet....ich sitz da schon noch sehr konzentriert drüber.ich hoffe mein Schal wird auch für diesen Frühling fertig ; )
@Jenna: Thanks Jenna!
@Melski: Thank you..I love stripes...and almost wear them everyday..hi to down under : )
@Lea: Thanks Lea, you are right...
@ Sathya: me too...it is actually a so called Norwegian pattern : )
@ up and down town: thanks..i can also hardly imagine how long it has taken her to knit them...

Thanks for all your nice nice comments : )

Elizabeth said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous, and it really goes to show how supporting handmade objects are really worth the investment, they just last forever.

The Hausfrau said...

How lovely and special to have these jumpers that were made by your mother years ago!

stephanie renee said...

these are lovely!