Friday was my sister Anne’s birthday and I celebrated it by giving her a new sweater for her birthday. My sisters live with my Mom and don’t live far from us, so we all stay pretty strict about our stay home orders in an effort to see each other on occasion during this pandemic. I think since March this was the fourth time I’ve seen them and as much as that sucks, it’s the safest thing to do. But back to the sweater…
Anne is my sister who usually has something very specific in mind when she makes requests for knits and I appreciate that. Her latest was a request for a sweater that was predominantly red, so I sent her a few patterns to choose from and we settled on the Atari Sweater.
I decided to go with Berroco Vintage in Red and Dove but I had some Jill Draper Windham mini skeins in various colors in my stash. I settled on the pink since it’s another one of Anne’s favorite colors and I love pink and red together.
Since it is often difficult to tell the front from the back of a hand knit sweater, I decided to knit a heart on the back so it would be clear to her. It’s visible on the outside so it’s a sweet touch that also lets you know it’s handmade. I keep saying I’m going to order some custom labels and haven’t. Plus embroidered hearts are just a sweet little way of saying I love you.