Will often wears these beautiful sweaters my grandmother knit 20+ years ago for my siblings and me. They have so much detail work and have held up all these years (I especially love the sailboat buttons on this blue sweater which must have been knit for my brother):
My grandmother passed away last January (I don't think I ever mentioned this on the blog) and I really regret not learning to knit from her. She was very talented and made some beautiful things for my family throughout the years. I love knowing that even though Will never met his Great Grandma Stella, he's still wearing things she lovingly handmade so long ago.
Will also has a beautiful blanket that was knit for him by a friend of my father. It's gorgeous, soft cable-knit green and it's just about the epitome of cozy. We call it his "Grandparents' Blanket" since he cuddles up in it with my parents whenever he sees them (which, luckily, is often). It was the first non-hospital blanket he was ever bundled up in and I'd love to be able to make a beautiful gift like this for somebody:
Obviously I can't start out with cable knits, intricate collars, and buttons, but does anybody have suggestions on where a total knitting beginner can get started? Let me know and stay