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  1. Sharon
    October 10, 2019 @ 5:11 pm

    Love the sweaters, though our two (or six if you count all the cousins) are a bit old for this now, being in their 30s!

    However I knit a pair of yellow socks every year for a French e-pal cos she loves the colour yellow, and warm toes. And a pair of socks each for a family (now good friends) who ferry me to Church each Sunday. As they were working in China for a good few years, I knit them for Chinese New Year. That way they don’t clash with pre-Christmas knitting, though it can be a bit of a rush getting them all done in five weeks, along with everything else. This year, being the year of the Brown Earth Pig, they were all brownish with pigs somewhere on them. Now wondering what’s next in the Chinese calendar!

  2. lkvy
    October 5, 2019 @ 11:14 pm

    I’m sorry, but how are all the kids THIS good at posing?!

  3. Sandy Earle
    October 4, 2019 @ 8:01 am

    I vote for Antler!

  4. Diana
    October 4, 2019 @ 5:10 am

    What a great tradition and such lovely children and their sweaters.

  5. Shawnalee
    October 3, 2019 @ 2:07 pm

    Wow! Sooo much inspiration in this post! It makes me wish I’d knit more for my daughters (now 16 & 18) as they were growing up. It goes so fast! Although I’ve completed quite a few projects over the years, I’m realizing that I’ve GOT to get back to the WIP sweater for the eldest that I started a ago, and I’d love to knit something for the youngest, too, assuming she’s stopped growing. Thanks for this post!

  6. Nicola Silver
    October 3, 2019 @ 1:49 pm

    I’d say do cables next, maybe antler pullovers for the boys and cardigans for the girls or vice versa.

  7. IchbineineTomate
    October 3, 2019 @ 7:56 am

    Wow, you do such beautiful work! Previously, I was intimidated by colorwork but seeing the Strange Brew pattern makes me want to give it a try. I’m also loving the Gramps sweater.

    I used to do a lot of knitted and crocheted gifts for people but several injuries prevented me from doing it for a few years. I’m now easing back into it by making my mom, my friends, etc. items.

    Mom’s getting two sweaters (a Flax, minus the garter panels at her request) and a Long Weekend Cardigan. One friend in Texas is getting a crocheted Windowpane scarf, several other friends are getting crocheted Hobbes dolls, while another friend in Virginia is getting a hat and gloves.

    I’m also giving a gift to myself. I’m going to be knitting a ton of socks for me and a Flax Light sweater. :)

  8. Deb Silvers
    October 3, 2019 @ 7:11 am

    I’m sorry I‘m not commenting on the simply gorgeous and astounding sweaters and the amazing children and their woolies that I’ve seen develop in front of my eyes through the years… y’all know what that does for your readers’ hearts! What had my eyes bugging out and my jaw dropping this morning is your mention of egg fighting on Easter! All this time I would have sworn it was a local custom in my native Appalachian community. I’m not very link savvy, but search for the Peters Hollow Egg Fight. It’s something close to 200 years old, I believe. (In my best Fiddler on the Roof voice, “Traditions!’). I learned something cool already today!

  9. Jess
    October 3, 2019 @ 6:08 am

    I vote for Antler Pullovers for your next go-round! :D