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Monday, October 21, 2013

They called it Mellow Yellow, Memory Monday

I remember when I crocheted this sweater for Mom, one of the first I'd ever made.  I remember how jazzed I was at being able to match up the striped and how excited I was when I came up with the idea of stripping it to solve the.........I don't have enough of the mellow yellow yarn.  Yellow was Mom favorite color, she always said yellow was a happy color.  This was a Christmas present long ago, see those really big glasses........remember when those were in style?  Made everyone look like an ant with great big eyes.  lol

I wonder what happened to that sweater?  Mom's gone and so is the sweater.  I've lots or loaned the pattern and have looked many times to find and purchase it again.  The sweater is a raglan sleeve sweater and so well written, would love to make another sweater or two using the pattern.  Though it was crocheted it had the look of a knitted sweater, I thought.  I remember the picture on the cover/leaflet that the pattern was in was a woman wearing this sweater in a pretty soft almost minty color.  It's basic dc and the yarn used was sport weight yarn............long before we had all the wonderful choices of fibers we have today.  Does anyone have one of these vintage patterns?  Pretty sure it was a Leisure Arts Pattern.

Miss Mom and miss the pattern.

(wish this was a better picture)

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  1. ironic... I forgot memory Monday!!!!! Got one in though!

  2. I was going to say it looked knitted not crocheted. My mom keeps old patterns I will show her and ask her. Who knows...

  3. That would be be great Zoe, thanks!

  4. Nice posting & nice sweater. My Mom was the queen of knitting in the family. Regrettably, I don't think that too many people knitted things for her. I did knit her a "Turtle" dishcloth, because she was a big collector of turtles. When we were going through her belongings after she had passed, I re-claimed that dishcloth, but I have no idea where I put it. And...I did knit her a very soft hat to wear while she was undergoing chemo & had lost all of her hair. It was yellow. :-) I had forgotten all about that hat until now. I knitted it in yellow, because I wanted her to have something bright & cheerful during that time of her life.

    Hey...thanks for the memories.

  5. Thanks for swinging by Deb, nice you have those memories. I hope you find those cloths you made.

  6. Sandy that is a beautiful sweater! I hope you can find it and the pattern. Good luck!

  7. Yellow is definitely a happy color--I mean, it's the color of how many cheeses? And who could live without cheese? That's like asking someone to live without sunshine, or air!

    Such a sweet memory. You got me grinning nostalgically.

  8. I wouldn't have the patience to crochet a sweater. I can tell you put a lot of work into it. I hope you can find the pattern again.



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