OK, I'm home from spoiling grandchildren, and daughter.. son-in law was spoiled by his mother...
When I was quizzing her about what she wanted me to knit next..she said.. (brace yourselves)
Why don't you sew..something.. w/ material & a pattern, stitch it up.. like NeNaw(my mother) did.
I about died. First of all my mother..(God rest her soul) was a perfectionist. She drove me nuts. So therefore, she made sewing pure frustration. If I didn't do it her way..she would take it out and make me redo it.. enough about that said.
I explained to daughter, (through cleenched teeth) that I hated sewing and she knew that. I asked why no knit items...
"I just don't like the LOOK of knitted things" she stated.
I almost lost it. I've knitted blankets, toys, ponchos, for a little over 2 years. Huge afghans.. she loved all of those...But, when it comes to clothing.. she stated she hasn't seen a knitted item she likes the look of. She likes sweaters, but can't imagine anything else looking good knitted.
OK ALL.. HELP!. I'm not a novice, but also not an expert. Help me find a cute top for granddaughter, or a dress that will fit a 4T. It needs not to look knitted.. (yeah right) give me specific ideas.. I have to proove her wrong.. ( & yes I can't wait to do that)
I can handle cables, no problem. I've made a sweater.. (ok wrong size.. but I hadn't seen granddaughter in 5 months at the time.. and just followed the pattern) I can handle sleeves and necklines.
I've yet to do zippers, but I do want to do it fairly quick to proove her wrong.. buttons are no problem.
Grandson is 5 weeks so, a sweater would be fine for him as well, he's almost 8 lb. (* don't get me started about the looks of these 2.. Amy doesn't have enough bandwidth.. believe me)
Or for daughter.. She's about a size 9... breastfeeding.. so top needs to be easily accessable. She is short.. but likes longer sweaters...
Any of the above 3 give me specific ideas & or patterns w/ yarn ideas. I'm desperate.
I was so devastated, I couldn't even finish the dragon scarf I was knitting for grandson.. She looked at it and said.. oh I didn't know you were knitting it....
I begging you.. help!
If she hadn't given me 2 wonderful grandchildren, I might have spanked her right then and there.. but she was nursing grandson at the moment so I couldn't. and she is 23, and can run faster than I can.. dang it..