by mops Moderator 18 Oct 2019

I have been knitting the last 18 days as me husband was in hospital, followed by therapy sessions - and as he was not allowed to drive I spent many an hour to wait for him. Not only had these two items done, I also got many nice comments sitting in the waiting rooms.


The one in pic#1 would fir a 3 yr old and is made from 3 odd balls - only a about a yard of the lilac left.
#2 is somewhat smaller, knitted from two recently given 100gr skeins.
All buttons are rescued from long gone old shirts.

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by stork 23 Oct 2019

Those sweaters are very nice. I can't knit but I do crochet and appreciate the workmanship. Hope your hubby is doing better

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mops by mops 04 Nov 2019

Thank you.

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by osueo 23 Oct 2019

Such a wonderful thing to do!!!! I enjoy being the "RIDER/PASSENGER"--i get a lot of knitting done....I do hearts and square cloths to give away--especially to homeless shelters--Samaritan's purse projects at CHRISTmas---military vets---WWII vets---When I have to do the driving, it seems like a waste of time---time that could be spent KNITTING!!!! Your projects are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! GOD bless you and heal your hubby!!

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mops by mops 04 Nov 2019

thank you for your lovely comment. We keep ourselves busy, don't we.

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by lilylady 20 Oct 2019

Your hand work is beautiful!

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mops by mops 04 Nov 2019

Thank you.

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by pennifold 20 Oct 2019

What beautiful work Martine. I do so pray that your husband is on the mend. Love Chris

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mops by mops 20 Oct 2019

Thanks Chris. He is getting better. And I am getting accustomed to a new routine as taxi-driver - thought that had ended when the children left home and could drive themselves ;)

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by sebsews 20 Oct 2019

Beautiful sweaters! I hope your husband is getting better!

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mops by mops 20 Oct 2019

Thank you and yes he is.

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by asterixsew Moderator 19 Oct 2019

Martine I always enjoy seeing your creations using up your surplus wools. Some children will love these. I hope your husband’s health is improving

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mops by mops 19 Oct 2019

Thank you.

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by cfidl 19 Oct 2019

Wow! I too am speechless. So sorry to hear about hubby. My thoughts and prayers for your and hubby's good health.

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mops by mops 19 Oct 2019

Thank you so much.

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by mrskiki 19 Oct 2019

You are so productive! And they are lovely. Hugs. Nan

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mrskiki by mrskiki 19 Oct 2019

Prayers for his speedy recovery.

mops by mops 19 Oct 2019

Thank you.

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by graceandham 18 Oct 2019

Love, love, love those cables. Do you find the knitting relaxing in a tense time, I do. I hope he recovers well in therapy.

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mops by mops 19 Oct 2019

I find knitting relaxing too. Knitting in ER kept me from panicking - and that calmed my husband.

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by shirley124 18 Oct 2019

lovely work. I hope your hubby is doing fine. Hugs

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mops by mops 19 Oct 2019

Thank you. He is.

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by lucy12345 18 Oct 2019

Well done.

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mops by mops 19 Oct 2019

Thanks.

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by teun 18 Oct 2019

Hi Martne
Wat zijn dat mooie vestjes.Mooie kleurtjes.
Gaat het nu weer goed met je man.
Wens hem van harte beterschap.

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mops by mops 19 Oct 2019

Dank je, Lammy. Lopen ging gelukkig na een paar dagen alweer zonder hulp. .Fijne motoriek van de linkerhand is nog niet wat het zijn moet - etenstijd geeft nog steeds omgevallen kopjes en glazen en neerkletterende vorken, maar er zit vooruitgang in. Grote knopen krijgt hij weer zelf dicht.

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by sewdeb 18 Oct 2019

These are gorgeous! Lucky are the children who get these! I hope your husband is getting better each and every day!

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mops by mops 19 Oct 2019

Thank you for your kind words,

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by crafter2243 Moderator 18 Oct 2019

Nicely knitted and a wonderful way of making the time go by. Great thing about knitting and crocheting, that it is so portable. I love the cable design on the raglan sleeve. Great work as always.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 18 Oct 2019

P.S. Hoping your husband is doing better.

mops by mops edited 18 Oct 2019

Thank you, he is.
I liked the cabel too, wondered whether I should have added a purl st on both sides but was afraid it would too wide for this size.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 19 Oct 2019

I like it just the way it is.

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by clintonmiss22 18 Oct 2019

Beautiful! You are so clever and thrifty. What a wonderful use of your wait time. Some little ones will be warm this winter!

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mops by mops edited 18 Oct 2019

Thank you. I hope some will, they go to my usual charity.

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by dailylaundry 18 Oct 2019

So sweet and such a fine way to pass the time while waiting! I like how you are re-purposing buttons - I do the same. Hope your Husband is doing well. Love your talent!! Hugs, Laura

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mops by mops 18 Oct 2019

Thank you. He's improving but has some way to go. So ample time to reduce my stash even further. :)

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