I knitted sweaters for each of the grandchildren this year. I've never knitted sweaters so this was an exercise rooted in hope, love, and fear! I used patterns that are called Neck Down patterns...this means, simply, that they are knitted all in one piece from the neck down. When you are done, you are done..there is no finishing, no sewing the arms and neckbands on...DONE! The children loved them! And I can't wait to get started on one for myself! Who knows, I might even get one done for John, Young John, and Jill for this next Christmas.
Today is our son's 30th birthday...if that won't make a girl feel old, nothing will. Happy Birthday, John. You are a son that any Mom and Dad can feel proud of. We love you!