Monday, November 21, 2016

Sweater success!!!

Yes, all three exclamation points were necessary-this is the first adult sized sweater I have completed since 2007. Yup-you read that right-nine years of hats, socks, baby and kid clothes, toys, and the occasional shawl for good measure.

My grandpa Fred turned 86 this year, and aside from being one of my most favorite people ever, he has played a starring role in my daughters life as well. There are eight+ decades between the two, but they both love music, laughing, and telling stories-and I'm not even sure it's necessary for them to understand one another's stories, just that they get to be together. Sometimes I feel melancholy that my daughter never got to meet my grandma Jean because she passed before Sureya was born, but grandpa remarried and has a lovely partner that Sureya also calls 'grandpa'. Last week, when we visited the 'grandpa's' on Veterans Day, my four year old was appropriately dressed in rainboots and a party dress with her dragon in hand. After brief hellos, she led grandpa to the piano and asked for 'dark' music so her dragon could dance. He complied with medley that met Sureya's approval, and I snapped a few pictures for fun.
His sweater is knit in Cascade Pacific Chunky, purchased at Cabled Fiber Studio in Port Angeles, and the pattern is the Lion Brand Fisherman raglan. I had to modify a few parts-knit the body in the round, added length to both the body and the sleeves, and did an applied I-cord neckline. 
Sorry for the blah post, I was attempting to do this completely from my iPhone but Google and I don't get along....if anyone knows why it won't let me just select certain photos to upload to the Google Photo app that I was forced to download  it would be greatly appreciated. Basically, I have the option to upload pictures from my phone to Blogger, but only those that are saved in the google photo app, which I had on a previous iPhone but not this one-it is a redundant application for saving photos, and will probably take three months to move the 6,000+ photos on my phone. The app started downloading photos from my phone three days ago, made it about 60 frames and that told me my phone needed more storage space. No thank you, I already have a photo app on my phone, not going to waste storage having the same photos in two places. The app also only works in chronological order, so it's going back two years to the beginning of this phone and SLOWLY copying pictures. Ahhhhhhh-this side tangent just became longer than the original post!?! I'm stopping now. Long story short, Google Photo sucks.
Enjoy the sweater pics!

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