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The Prayer Cardi for Jim fit perfectly!

If you have been following my blogs, you know the story behind this sweater. For those of you who haven't read my past posts, this cardigan has an interesting story. My DSIL, who passed away a year ago in October, started this for her husband, Jim. Before she died, she asked me to finish it. She had the back pretty much done and had started the ribbing for both fronts. She thought she had more yarn somewhere in the house, but after several months, it hadn't turned up. It had been purchased from a little souvenir shop on the Aran Island Inish Mor, but I didn't have the contact info, so I set about trying to find something that would do. I finally found some Aran yarn in a charcoal heather in an LYS in SLC that would coordinate with the main color, a dark bottle green, and had decided to use it to make the sleeves. They only had three balls, so I had to order some from a place in Canada. After the yarn arrived, DBIL found the rest of the original yarn in his house.
By this time it was summer. Not much need for a heavy sweater. I started up again in the fall and finished it in time for Christmas. It was under the tree, from both his DW and me. I have treated this project as a prayer project, similar to prayer shawls. It was rough for him for a while after his DW, and he needed the prayers. He is doing better.

Today is my birthday, so I'm taking it easy, working on something for myself. I had a great Christmas. Hope everyone of you did too. My regular blog will be back next week.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on January 14, 2012 at 5:47am
Thanks! My DSIL was a special person, and I miss her. It was an honor to finish this project for her.
Comment by betweens on January 14, 2012 at 1:34am

abelated Birthday Peggy I hope you had a wonderful day.

I love this sweater, one because I love cabled sweaters and making them and two because the signifigance behind this sweater. You are a special person to finish this I am sure it will be cherished forever.

Leave it to Canada to have what you need. LOL

Comment by Judy/WA on December 27, 2011 at 7:07am

The sweater looks great and the story is wonderful. Nice job.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on December 26, 2011 at 9:29pm
I have taught a lot of people to knit. It's a lot of fun...like quilting!
Comment by Sharon Reeves on December 26, 2011 at 7:28pm

You and DSIL did a fantastic job on his sweater. He sure looks good in it. Happy Birthday to you. You do such a great job knitting, you could knit for me anytime.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on December 26, 2011 at 6:29pm
I'm sure she was, too!
Comment by Janet/MO on December 26, 2011 at 5:36pm

Happy birthday Peggy.  It is so wonderful that you were able to finish that sweather for Jim.  I'm sure your DSIL was with you in spirit for each stitch you made!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on December 26, 2011 at 4:43pm
Gayle, I still have several hours of birthday left! It's being a great day!
Comment by Gayle/La. on December 26, 2011 at 4:08pm

Peggy the sweater looks great and you can tell that he is quite pleased with it. It looks very good on him.

Happy Birthday to you!  I hate that the end of the day is upon us before I had a chance to say this.  I hope you have a very happy day and hubby and all have treated you like the queen that you deserve to be.  

Comment by B J Elder/WA on December 26, 2011 at 4:02pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Glad you get to take it easy and do what you want today, as it should be.  The sweater looks wonderful, as well as being very speical! You are such a multi-talented lady.

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