Sunday, December 16, 2007

So Vintage So Me

I'm not particularly into Vintage clothing, but when it's a sweater hand made by my Mom, I'm into Vintage!! This is a sweater she knit for me in 1957. I remember wearing it for many years and feeling so Girlie!
This sweater is 100% wool. I think cotton and wool were the only yarn choices in 1957, at least in the Foot Hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Mom purchased the wool from a small five & dime type store and ordered the Angora from Montgomery and Ward! I remember her receiving the little ball of Angora and how "Special" I felt that she actually ordered yarn for "My Sweater"!

It continues to warm my heart each time I pull this sweater from the cotton bag that is always stored on a top shelf in my closet. Over the years, this piece has made every move with me and I consider this truly one of my Treasures.


Gena said...

Wow, that is such a wonderful memory for you!

a friend to knit with said...

oh i love EVERYTHING about this sweater.
so so sweet.

tina said...

Great story------ fab sweater, and wonderful sweater! You're very lucky to have it!!

Ronda said...

I really like your site. Thanks for mentioning our names. You really have some beautiful garments. I can't believe how good you are in such a short period of time.

It makes me want to Knit!