Saturday, 17 October 2015

Uncle Asplund

Earlier this week I suddenly had to drop all my works in progress and get some new wool. A friend of mine wrote to tell me he and his wife are parents! We were really close friends when we were both students in the 1990s - well, we still are, but they live in the States, so we haven't seen each other for several years now and our correspondence (always handwritten letters!) is quite irregular. Not that such things matter when it comes to genuine frienship - and his way of expressing the news was a delight to read: you're an uncle! (Neither of us has a biological brother.)


Normally, I want to make garments for adults, so this urge must be caused by some natural, avuncular instinct. As I admire Lene Holme Samsøe's designs, choosing one of her baby cardigans was an easy decision. (Ravelry link here.) The stranded garter pattern is my modification, which I added mainly to add the name to make it more personal. They must be excellent parents considering they've chosen a name that is easy to knit, right?



10 comments:

ripple said...

Congratulations on your uncleship! The sweater is delightful.

sandra said...

Congratulations! I, too, have been knitting for a new baby. A nephew in my case. But I could never knit anything as gorgeous as that sweater!

Britta Johanson said...

Vackert och välstickat (som vanligt när det är du som håller i stickorna) och fin berättelse om farbrödraskap!
Gillar också att se det gamla xoxoxox-mönstret i ny tappning...
Allt gott!

ron huber said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your nephew. And isn't he lucky to have a knitter like you to follow his years with sweaters. The garter stitch cardigan absolutely tugs at my heart. A charming pattern I have made note of.
Ron in Mexico

Kate Price said...

Congratulations on becoming an uncle, and what a lovely gift for your nephew!

anneliten said...

If you want to knit more for Iris with her name on I can recommend Cottemor/Madeleine Bergs Viking sweater (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vikingabarn). You will have to write Iris in "runskrift" then :-) I made mine (or really Victors) in cotton/wool mix and it turned out beautiful and soft.

Asplund said...

Thanks, everyone for your kind words - and anneliten for telling me about the Viking patterns!

Rosie Fujita said...

Congratulations! Maybe you will come to the states now AND teach a course or two!!!

Rosie Fujita said...

Congratulations! Maybe you will come to the states now AND teach a course or two!!!

Just Another Old Geezer said...

Absolutely beautiful sweater in every way - design, texture, shape and color. Congratulations on a job well done...
http://prettyknittingpatterns.weebly.com/