Thursday, May 20, 2010

An introduction.....

Hi all--

My name is Nancy Markus and I live in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. I have been lurking on this blog for quite a while and decided to take the plunge and share some of my sweaters with you all. I had a wonderful time knitting these sweaters for this last campaign---18 sweaters in all since March 10th when I started. I teach middle school math part time and my students are used to seeing me carry needles and yarn---they get me through boring teacher meetings and plane trips. I have sent other sweaters this year and I just learned something that I want to share. DON'T PUT NAME TAGS IN THE SWEATERS. LOL The volunteers not only had to pack but they had to take out my name tags---ooops.

I really love to make sweaters with pictures and names, but I know that isn't allowed, so I am into stripes and yokes. My goal is to use up as much of each skein as possible. I'm wondering about sizes. How big is too big? How small is too small? Seven to fourteen year-olds are really quite different in size. Just wondering what others have done.

Nancy

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Welcome! What a lovely spread of sweaters. Like you, I find it satisfying to use up skeins! As for size, we were once told that Afghan kids can be as tall as American kids. I often knit women's medium size (that would fit me), with longer sleeves (to roll up) and a good long torso to keep bellies warm.

Have you gotten your middle school students to take up knitting?

Also - as a math teacher, you might enjoy the Skew socks on knitty.com. I haven't knit them yet for A4A, but enjoy the math-iness of them.

Judy said...

I use my grandkids and sister's grandkids as a guide to size -- they also tend to be tall and slender at these ages. Consequently I usually make things from a child size 10 to an adult medium for sweaters or vests when the group is school aged kids. I often add a bit to the ribbed cuffs which gives some flexibility .

Mary said...

What beautiful sweaters!!

Annette said...

Welcome to the blog, Nancy! Your sweaters are gorgeous!

Kathy F said...

Very impressive!

Christine from Maryland said...

18 sweaters since March 10th? Shooooo Wee! You have done a lot in a short time! They all look great.

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